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J Diet Suppl. 2016;13(3):237-44. doi: 10.3109/19390211.2015.1008613. Epub 2015 Feb 9.

Regression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Lung Metastases after Guyabano Fruit Extract Consumption.

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a 1 Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System , Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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b 2 Department of Pathology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System , Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of worldwide cancer-related mortality, and even with established treatment paradigms, its global burden demands greater research into therapeutic options. In the following case report, a patient suffering from HCC with lung metastasis demonstrated regression of metastatic disease while consuming guyabano fruit extract in the absence of conventional chemotherapy. While the antineoplastic effects of the guyabano fruit is well documented, there is sparse clinical documentation of HCC regression associated with it, and a better understanding of guyabano and its antineoplastic activity may trigger discovery of novel therapeutic options for this deadly disease.

KEYWORDS:

guyabano; hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); lung; metastases; regression

PMID:
25664807
DOI:
10.3109/19390211.2015.1008613
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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