Green Tea Extract Cures Skin Cancer

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), a chemical found in green tea, has been found to treat two types of skin cancer. The interesting part is that it doesn’t cure skin cancer when ingested but rather cures skin cancer as a topical agent. Researchers created a cell with EGCg and transferrin, a protein that naturally targets and latches on to the surface of cancer cells, and applied it to tumors. In both studies, 40 per cent of tumours vanished, while 30 per cent of tumours in carcinoma cases and 20 per cent in melanoma cases shrank. A further 10 per cent of melanoma tumours were stabilised, so did not grow or shrink.

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