(PRWEB) December 9, 2004
PC Hope, an herbal supplement from Nutrition 2000, has not only shown significant improvement for prostate cancer patients, but also has shown antiproliferative and apoptotic (cell death) effects with pancreatic cancer.
In a pancreatic cancer study, eight human pancreatic cancer cell lines were exposed to PC Hope. Cell proliferation effects on the cell cycle and the mode of cell death were analyzed. In vivo effects were also studied in an intraperitoneal mouse model. PC Hope displayed inhibition of cell growth in all eight pancreatic cancer lines. Three-hour exposure to PC Hope led to a significant absolute increase in the cell cycle fraction. Cyclin B1 levels were downregulated in all pancreatic cancer cell lines after 24 hour exposure to PC Hope. After 24 hours of PC Hope exposure DAPI positive apoptotic nuclear formations were seen in 20% to 46% of pancreatic cancer cells. The studies ultimately showed that PC Hope mediates powerful and deadly effects against an array of pancreatic cancer cells. In vivo activity has led to a significant survival advantage, but no curative prognosis to date. PC HopeÂs promising remedy for pancreatic cancer, qualifies for phase I clinical testing. With the cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States, Nutrition 2000 is truly optimistic.
The prostate cancer studies also yielded encouraging results. Led by two European doctors, Dr. U. Kratzer of the Urology Clinic in Trostberg, Germany, and Dr. B. Pfeifer of the Aeskulap Cancer Center in Brunnen, Switzerland, the prostate cancer studies concluded that the herbal blend in PC Hope significantly reduces PSA and pain of metastatic disease, which can improve the quality of life for prostate cancer patients without the harmful side effects that accompany other treatment methods. The first study revealed that 60% of the 84 prostate cancer patients reported improvement of at least 30% in their overall daily functioning. The second study indicated that about two-thirds of the hormone refractory prostate cancer patients responded with a greater than 50% reduction in their serum PSA levels. Moreover, at least 20% of the prostate cancer patients responded not only with a durable PSA decline under the PC Hope formulation therapy, but also showed evidence of decreasing volume of primary prostate cancer and metastases.
Experts say that current therapeutic regimens for prostate cancer have only shown temporary palliative benefits without increasing patient survival rate, and most of these palliative therapies have significant side effects. Prostate cancer patients with such negative prognoses are more likely to seek alternative treatments, including herbal remedies. Among such remedies, PC Hope has gained popularity due to reports about its benefits for hormone refractory prostate cancer patients. The results of both prostate cancer studies verify some of those claimed benefits.
Larry Pope, President of Nutrition 2000, says, ÂThe results of these studies are promising and show that PC Hope is an effective alternative for prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer patients. We want the public to be educated and know about the benefits of PC Hope. It is part of a comprehensive care program with a particular protocol, and should not be perceived as a magic bullet on its own.Â
About Nutrition 2000
Nutrition 2000 offers some of the world's finest natural health products, herbal remedies, alternative medicines, and supplements for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, Candida, and more. Stocking a carefully selected range of products made from the highest quality herbal extracts and pharmaceutical-grade nutrient powders, they provide alternative natural remedies to combat illnesses and common ailments. Nutrition 2000 delivers their message and products to the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.
For more detailed information concerning these studies on pancreatic or prostate cancer or to learn more about PC Hope, please visit http://www.nutrition2000.com or call 1-800-558-9697.
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