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    New Study Shows Significant Effects from Homeopathic Medicines on Breast
    Cancer Cells

    --Study conducted at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas
    --Study published in International Journal of Oncology

    A new study that was just published in the International Journal of Oncology
    reveals that homeopathic remedies have a beneficial effect on breast cancer
    cells. The study, which was done in MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston
    Texas, shows that certain homeopathic remedies have preferentially elevated
    cytotoxic (killing) effects on breast adenocarcinoma cells compared with
    cells derived from normal breast epithelium.

    The team of researchers commented that the homeopathic remedies appeared to
    have similar activity to the activity of paclitaxel (Taxol), the most
    commonly used chemotherapeutic drug for breast cancer, without the toxic
    effect on the normal cells.

    The experiments were conducted in triplicate and repeated at least twice in
    each case of remedy. The homeopathic medicines tested included:
    Carcinosin, 30C; Conium maculatum, 3C; Phytolacca decandra, 200C and Thuja
    occidentalis, 30C, and the strongest effects were found from Carcinosin and

    The researchers concluded, "the ultra-diluted natural homeopathic remedies
    investigated in this study offer the promise of being effective preventive
    and/or therapeutic agents for breast cancer and worthy of further study."

    Moshe Frenkel, MD, was the lead researcher for this study, and he is an
    associate professor at the University of Texas and the medical director of
    the Integrative Medicine Program at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
    Frenkel asserted, "We felt that homeopathy needed to be tested in the same
    way that we test new chemotherapeutic drugs. We were quite impressed to find
    that homeopathic remedies have similar effects to chemotherapy on breast
    cancer cells but without affecting normal cells, a very exciting finding. As
    far as we know, this is the first study that evaluated the effect of
    homeopathic remedies on breast cancer cells."

    Dana Ullman, MPH, author of The Homeopathic Revolution, and popular blogger
    at the Huffingtonpost, adds, "Homeopathy is the leading alternative to
    conventional medicine in Europe, and surveys have found that over one-third
    of cancer patients use complementary and alternative treatments, usually
    including homeopathic medicines. Most typically, women use homeopathic
    medicine more often than men do, as do more educated people."

    Frenkel further noted, "These findings probably need further testing in
    animal studies and in clinical trials to verify the actual clinical effect
    and its applicability in patients suffering from breast cancer. But it does
    open a window for interesting additional options in cancer care that are
    "out of the box" type of options, especially if those options have similar
    effects to current care with a major advantage of reduced toxicity and
    reduction of side effects."

    This study was wholly supported by internal funds of MD Anderson Cancer

    For reference to and description of almost 200 clinical trials that have
    been published in peer-review journals, see Homeopathic Family Medicine:
    Evidence Based Nanopharmacology
    ed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos= 1

    Frenkel M, Mishra BM, Sen S, Yang P, Pawlus A, Vence L, Leblanc A, Cohen L,
    Banerji P, Banerji P. Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast
    cancer cells. Int J Oncol. 2010 Feb;36(2):395-403.

    Dana Ullman, MPH
    Homeopathic Educational Services
    2124 Kittredge St.
    Berkeley, CA. 94704
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