Study: Grape Seed Extract Kills Head And Neck Cancer Cells, Leaves Healthy Cells Unharmed

Flashback:

Study: Grape Seed Extract Kills 76% Of Leukemia Cancer Cells In 24 Hours:

A new study conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States, and published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, found that leukemia cancer cells exposed to grapeseed extract (GSE) were rapidly killed through a process of cell suicide known as “apoptosis.”

In these laboratory studies, an astonishing 76% of leukemia cells committed suicide within 24 hours thanks to the ability of GSE to activate a protein called JNK, which regulates apoptosis.

In short, this works for all cancers, BUT it cannot be patented (like all the other inexpensive natural cancer cures), which is why the chemotherapy, radiation and surgery concentration camps still exist.

Follow the money!


Grape seed extract kills head and neck cancer cells, leaves healthy cells unharmed (Medical Xpress, Jan. 27, 2012):

A study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

“It’s a rather dramatic effect,” says Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

It depends in large part, says Agarwal, on a healthy cell’s ability to wait out damage.

“Cancer cells are fast-growing cells,” Agarwal says. “Not only that, but they are necessarily fast growing. When conditions exist in which they can’t grow, they die.”

Grape seed extract creates these conditions that are unfavorable to growth. Specifically, the paper shows that grape seed extract both damages cancer cells’ DNA (via increased reactive oxygen species) and stops the pathways that allow repair (as seen by decreased levels of the DNA repair molecules Brca1 and Rad51 and DNA repair foci).

“Yet we saw absolutely no toxicity to the mice, themselves,” Agarwal says.

Again, the grape seed extract killed the cancer cells but not the healthy cells.

“I think the whole point is that cancer cells have a lot of defective pathways and they are very vulnerable if you target those pathways. The same is not true of healthy cells,” Agarwal says.

The Agarwal Lab hopes to move in the direction of clinical trials of grape seed extract, potentially as an addition to second-line therapies that target head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has failed a first treatment.

Provided by University of Colorado Denver

2 thoughts on “Study: Grape Seed Extract Kills Head And Neck Cancer Cells, Leaves Healthy Cells Unharmed

  1. Thank you for sharing your article. I agree that grape seed extracts are natural non toxic substance used as alternative cancer cures. Unlike chemotherapy that kills both good and bad cells, the grape seed extracts preserves the good and destroys the bad cancerous cells.

  2. I do agree with you Anna Whang.Aside from having a Chemotherapy it kills both bad and good cells its too expensive that a lot of people cannot afford to have this expensive medication.That is why there a lot of people who are suffering from cancer’s are sought the help of natural supplements just like this grape seed extract that helps in boosting your immune system and is good in fighting cancer cells.

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