Rosehips; A New Hope For ER+ Breast Cancer; Study Finds

April 19, 2015 12:40 PM

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A recent study concludes that some herbal extracts can enhance the power of certain medicines. Rosehip for example, appears to increase the efficacy of cancer treatments as it has been shown to dramatically reduce the development and migration of cells from a specific type of breast cancer. This type of cancer (known as ER+ breast cancer), Aisha Shajahan-Haq, oncology research assistant professor comments that “The cancer can switch on a pro-survival pathway, enabling tumor cells to hunker down and wait out the attack.”

The lead author further continued, “From our gene analyses, we found improved activation of the UPR pro-survival pathway in African-American sufferers, compared with other patients, along with improved activity of a quantity of genes related with that pathway. This can lead to enhanced resistance to...

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