Green Tea Shows Promise As Chemoprevention Agent For Oral Cancer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Study Finds

Published: Nov 05, 2009

EurekAlert -- Green tea extract has shown promise as cancer prevention agent for oral cancer in patients with a pre-malignant condition known as oral leukoplakia, according to researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published online in Cancer Prevention Research, is the first to examine green tea as a chemopreventative agent in this high-risk patient population. The researchers found that more than half of the oral leukoplakia patients who took the extract had a clinical response.

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