Blueberries make radiotherapy more effective in Cervical cancer

Blueberries make radiotherapy more effective in Cervical cancer

Radiotherapy is known to work better if sensitisers are used on the cancer cells first. Cisplatin is a good example of such a sensitiser, although less aggressive sensitisers include Hyperbaric Oxygen and resveratrol. And now blueberries, which contain resveratrol. 

 

 

 

 

The research was just an in vitro lab study using cervical cancer cells but blueberry use was shown to result in more cells being killed by the Radiotherapy.

 

 

 

 

 

Ref - Davidson KT, Zhu Z, Bai Q, Xiao H, Wakefield MR, Fang Y. Blueberry as a potential radiosensitizer for treating cervical cancer (published online September 30, 2017. Pathol Oncol Res. doi: 10.1007/s12253-017-0319-y)

Go to: Cervical cancer overview

 

 

 

 

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