Scientists Find That Green Tea Can Be Used To Help Fight Cancer

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A constituent of green tea could help treat cancer by delivering drugs directly to tumours, say scientists.

They used the substance in combination with Herceptin, an anti-cancer drug, in mice and found that it targeted tumours better, was more effective and lasted longer in the blood.

The findings, reported in a paper published the journal Nature Nanotechnology, could help to build better drug-delivery systems.

Joo Eun Chung of Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore, and colleagues used the molecule which is found in high abundance in green tea to create a carrier for the anticancer protein Herceptin.

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