Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

April 23, 2015 8:20 PM

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In the war against cancer, we've taken many steps forward, thanks to science and treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. But the disease has also found a way to fight back. Some tumors can develop a resistance against chemotherapy, which is why certain scientists are focusing their efforts on creating more chemosensitization drugs. Think of these medications as a chemotherapy assistant: They help to make chemotherapy drugs work more effectively by counteracting the tumor's resistance on a cellular level.

An exciting field in cancer medicine is the study of substances found in foods and plants. A growing body of research suggests that these natural compounds may have properties that can play an important role in the development of these chemosensitization drugs (1). Case in point: In 2011, a study co...

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