Gold and tea compound could be a prostate cancer treatment

(CBS News)

A new study shows gold nanoparticles, in combination with a compound found in tea, may treat prostate cancer better than chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy can treat different kinds of cancer, but typically carries toxic side effects. While it has been known to shrink tumors, chemo also destroys healthy areas as it passes through the body. But, University of Missouri researchers discovered that when small gold particles and a compound found in tea leaves were combined, they targeted prostate cancer tumors more directly.


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