Cancer drug resistance is a major cause of treatment failure. Various cancer chemopreventive phytochemicals can sensitize chemoresistant and radioresistant cancer cells. From in vitro tissue culture and in vivo xenograft studies with drug-resistant human cancer cell lines, synergistic effects have been shown between cancer therapeutics and molecules isolated from the spice turmeric, the beverages such as green tea and red wine, other sources of dietary fruits, vegetables, and grains, as well as herbal medicine. However, concerns on safety and bio-accessibility must be addressed further, and the proof-of-concept clinical data, to date, are still missing.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Cancer prevention
- Cancer stem cells
- Combination therapy
- Epigallocatechin gallate