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Cranberry juice may boost chemo

August 27, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Cranberry juice contains chemicals that may improve treatment of ovarian tumors that aren't killed by conventional medicines, scientists say.

Ovarian cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women, became as much as six times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug paraplatin after treatment with the cranberry derivative, a study of cells in dishes by Rutgers University found.

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