Red Grape Compound Found To Fight Cancer

grapesResveratrol, a compound found in red wine and red grape skins, could make radiation treatment for cancer more effective, a new study suggests.

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine found that treating melanoma cells with resveratrol in a lab setting made them more susceptible to radiation.

“We’ve seen glimmers of possibilities, and it seems that resveratrol could potentially be very important in treating a variety of cancers,” study researcher Michael Nicholl, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the university, said in a statement. “It comes down to how to administer the resveratrol. If we can develop a successful way to deliver the compound to tumor sites, resveratrol could potentially be used to treat many types of cancers…”


Source: Huffington Post