Integrative Cancer Answers Health News | Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract has been shown to possess the remarkable ability to selectively target head and neck squamous cancer cells leading to cell death or apoptosis. A study showed that by generating reactive oxygen species, grape seed extract both damaged the cancer cell’s DNA and stopped the pathways that allow for its repair.

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is a very aggressive form of cancer leading to approximately 12,000 deaths per year.

Source: Generation of reactive oxygen species by grape seed extract causes irreparable DNA damage leading to G2/M arrest and apoptosis selectively in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells