An herbal extract inhibits the development of pancreatic cancer

2009 study posted for filing *may of been duplicated Contact: Emily Shafer emily.shafer@jefferson.edu 215-955-5291 Thomas Jefferson University (PHILADELPHIA) An herb recently found to kill pancreatic cancer cells also appears to inhibit development of pancreatic cancer as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties, according to researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. The data were…

Thymoquinone, an extract of nigella sativa seed oil, blocked pancreatic cancer cell growth and killed the cells by enhancing the process of programmed cell death.

Public release date: 18-May-2008 [Print | E-mail| Share][ Close Window ] Contact: Steve Benowitz steven.benowitz@jefferson.edu 215-955-5291 Thomas Jefferson University Repost 2008   Traditional herbal medicine kills pancreatic cancer cells, Jefferson researchers report (PHILADELPHIA) An herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries may help in the fight against pancreatic cancer, one of the…