The U.S. spends billions of dollars each year on researching cancer treatments. But one of the most promising new studies I’ve seen lately comes from the relatively poor country of Egypt (which is going through political upheaval to boot).
Egypt can’t afford a $31 billion-per-year NIH-style research program. They have to come up with safe, effective, affordable, available cures for their people.
And they have.
Researchers there have recently achieved a downright startling remission rate for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. By adding two natural, herbal extracts to modern chemotherapy treatment.
Curcumin (from the curry spice turmeric) and EGCG (from green tea) are safe, natural agents well known for their anti-cancer benefits. They’ve both been shown to block substances involved in tumor growth and metastasis (the spread of cancer to other areas of the body).
So this group of Egyptian researchers tested the effects of these herbal remedies in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.1 They divided the subjects into three groups. The first received chemotherapy alone. The second received chemotherapy and curcumin. And the third received chemotherapy, curcumin, and EGCG.
Curcumin doses ranged from 0.9 to 5.4 g per day. And patients received 9 g per day of whole green tea extract (each capsule contained 1,000 mg of whole green tea extract and 200 mg of EGCG doses).
Within the 9-month trial period and 12-month follow-up, nearly two–thirds of the patients had complete remission. And another third had partial remission.
Even more astonishing, these patients remained cancer-free for nearly nine years after the combination therapy. And there were no further side effects with the addition of curcumin and EGCG to the chemotherapy.
The authors concluded that the combination of curcumin and EGCG resulted in synergistic antitumor activity. And that this therapy led to the suppression of angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels in the tumor) and metastasis. Not to mention it also led to complete remission in so many patients. Which certainly indicates that these two safe and effective herbal remedies can improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy. And perhaps even lower the doses of toxic chemotherapy agents.
So, what is being done about these discoveries in the rich, politically stable U.S., with our tens of thousands of cancer researchers? In a word, nothing.
These new studies from North Africa show that “De Nile” is not just a river in Egypt, but that “denial” is still alive and well among the U.S. cancer industry.
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1. “Curcumin and EGCG suppress apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 and induce complete remission in B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients.” Functional Foods in Health and Disease 2011; 1(12): 525-544