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2010-05-27 14:13:57

Adding natural derivative to treatment does not prolong survival, NCI-funded study shows In the first scientific study of its kind, shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute; the findings were...

2008-06-19 00:00:30

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is cracking down on the sale of products that fraudulently claim to prevent or cure cancer. The products contain ingredients such as bloodroot, shark cartilage, coral calcium, cesium, ellagic acid, Cat's Claw, an herbal tea called Essiac, and mushroom varieties such as Agaricus Blazeii, Shitake, Maitake, and Reishi, the FDA said Tuesday in a news release. The agency sent warning letters to 23 U.S. companies and two foreign individuals saying...

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2004-12-03 07:06:56

More studies may show benefit in using purified components of it HealthDayNews -- Although shark cartilage products remain widely available to the public, there's no scientific evidence to show they cure cancer, as advocates claim. That's the conclusion of a paper in the Dec. 1 issue of Cancer Research, in which Johns Hopkins University researchers highlight the "falsehoods" that have led some people to believe that crude shark cartilage extracts may be an effective, alternative cancer...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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