How Pomegranate Puts Chemo & Radiation To Shame

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'Pomegranate Confirmed To Be A Cancer Stem Cell Killer

Two recent studies have looked at the effects of a pomegranate extract on cancer stem cells.

The first, titled, “In vivo relevant mixed urolithins and ellagic acid inhibit phenotypic and molecular colon cancer stem cell features: A new potentiality for ellagitannin metabolites against cancer,” and published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology proposes that colon cancer stem cells (CSCs) “offer a novel paradigm for colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment.”

The researchers confirmed that these mixtures were able to suppress colon CSCs taken from the primary tumor of a patient with colorectal cancer. They showed these mixtures altered the phenotypic and molecular features of colonospheres -- the cancer stem cell based micro-colonies of cells that can become invasive and lethal cancers with time -- consistent with cancer suppression.'


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