Blueberries Helps to Kill Cancer Cells
Cranberries are sometimes labeled “superfood,” and for good reason; are full of antioxidants that offer a lot of health benefits, a new study has discovered another use for these small berries: help treat cancer.
Bilberry extract may help in the fight against cancer, researchers say.
When studying the human cervical cancer cell lines, a team of researchers discovered that adding cranberry extract to radiotherapy can significantly improve the effectiveness of the treatment.
The study’s lead author, Dr. Yujiang Fang, who works at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and his colleagues recently reported on their results in pathology and oncology research.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 12,820 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, and more than 4,200 women are expected to die from the disease.
For their study, the researchers set out to determine if bilberry extract could be used as a radiosensitizer, which is a compound that makes cancer cells more effective.