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Ancient remedy 'shrinks cancer'
An ancient native
American treatment for cancer has been shown to have a beneficial effect
despite scepticism from the medical establishment.
an evergreen desert shrub, has long been used by native Americans to treat cancer,
colds, wounds, bronchitis, warts, and ringworm.
experts dismissed its worth, and warned it could be dangerous.
researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have shown an extract
may shrink some tumours.
tea was widely used in the US as an alternative anti-cancer agent from the
late 1950s to the 1970s.
the American Cancer Society said there was no proof that it was an effective
treatment for cancer - or any other disease.
the US Food and Drug Administration warned against its use after research
showed it could damage the liver and the kidneys.
initial results from the latest study show that an extract of the shrub
appears not only to be safe, but to have a positive effect.
researchers tested a refined extract taken from chaparral called M4N.
injected it into the tumours of eight patients with advanced head and neck
cancer that had not responded to other forms of treatment.
trial was primarily designed to test whether the extract was safe. The
results were encouraging - patients seemed to tolerate it well, and there was
no evidence of the serious liver damage previously associated with chaparral
the study also produced some evidence that the extract had begun to shrink
researchers now plan a larger study aimed at showing whether the drug really
Scowcroft, science information officer at Cancer Research UK, said:
"Chaparral does not have a good track record as an anti-cancer
treatment, but this finding is interesting and suggests that the active
ingredients of the plant should be investigated further.
are an extremely useful source of anticancer drugs. For example the drugs
vinblastine and vincristine from the periwinkle plant are used to treat many
Taxol, which is obtained from the bark of yew trees, is used to treat ovarian
and breast cancer.
is extremely important to test plant extracts thoroughly before they are
routinely used in people, to make sure they have no harmful side effects.
is why clinical trials of the M4N chaparral extract will be so
and neck cancer is usually treated with surgery and radiation, although a few
drugs have shown some promise.
because patients usually do not realise they have cancer until it has spread,
it is very hard to treat.
of the study were presented at an International Conference on Head and Neck
Cancer in Washington.
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