Brief description of egcg infusion
EGCG stands for epigallocatechin gallate and is an important antioxidant of green tea.
How does EGCG cancer treatment work?
Every tumour needs blood vessels to transport nutrients and oxygen to the cells for rapid growth. EGCG inhibits the growth of cancer cells by preventing cancer from forming new blood vessels. It also inhibits important growth factors within the cancer cell.
EGCG also activates a self-destruct mechanism within the cancer cell. This mechanism is typically deactivated, giving the cancer cell a survival advantage.
The formation of metastases is one of the biggest problems of any tumour therapy. EGCG can prevent both metastasis and tumour growth in the surrounding area.
EGCG is also able to increase the effectiveness of most chemotherapeutic drugs.
In addition, EGCG is useful in cancer prevention. It inhibits the development of cancer by protecting our genes (DNA) from damage.
Against which types of cancer can it be used?
Studies show that EGCG is effective for the following cancers: