Abstract Title:

Turmeric and green tea: a recipe for the treatment of B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Abstract Source:

Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 15;15(4):1123-5. PMID: 19228716

Abstract Author(s):

Laura S Angelo, Razelle Kurzrock

Article Affiliation:

Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics (Phase I Clinical Trials Program), Division of Cancer Medicine, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. [email protected]


Two naturally occurring compounds, curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, and the green tea extract epigallocatechin-3-gallate, have marked effects on the apoptotic machinery in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. These results provide a preclinical foundation for future clinical use of these compounds in this disease.

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Study Type : In Vitro Study

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