“In vitro study of the effectiveness of natural antioxidant substances in combination with tradit...

Employer
Università degli Studi della Campania
Location
Italy
Posted
October 02 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Leukemia represents 33% of childhood tumors that is expressed with a healing percentage> 80%. However, conventional chemotherapeutic agents have medium and long-term side effects that affect the quality of life of patients. Leukemic cells produce a greater amount of Oxygen Reactive Species (ROS) than non-leukemic cells as if they were in a repeat oxidative block state. Some natural substances are considered promising instruments for the prevention and treatment of cancer; it is known that such substances such as Curcuma Longa, Opunzia ficus and Ginger can act as “scavengers " of free radicals that are produced following treatment with chemotherapeutic agents.



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