Pharmaceutical Scientists Present Groundbreaking Research Including
Two Herbal Treatments For Lung and Skin Cancer
VA, 31 October 2003
developments in biological warfare protection, roundtable discussions
with the FDA and advances in therapies dealing with skin cancer,
alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease headline this year's Annual Meeting
and Exposition of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
gathering of 7,500 pharmaceutical scientists was held October 26-30
in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Palace Convention Center. New
findings from academia, industry, government and other research
institutions worldwide, include two nutraceuticals:
Show Astounding Results for the Treatment of CancerA
scientist from China and assistant professor at St. John's University
in New York, combined his knowledge of ancient traditional Chinese
medicine with Western research methods. In his quest to battle
lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and
women, Dr. Shao studied the effects of the Chinese herb oldenlandia
diffusa. He and his team discovered that two weeks of daily oral
administration of an extract of oldenlandia diffusa reduced
lung cancer colonies by 70 percent!
nutraceutical research finding focuses on the treatment and prevention
of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States.
A South Dakota State University research team has discovered that
topically applying pomegranate seed oil prevents skin cancer and
limits its growth.
findings outside the realm of dietary supplements included new approaches
to treating alcoholism, a sponge for combating chemical warfare
agents, a remote-controlled ingestible capsule that can deliver
drugs or take measurements or pictures within a patient's body,
and a new intranasal drug-delivery method that bypasses the blood-brain
barrier and may prove useful for combating brain disorders like
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
abstracts presented at the AAPS Annual Meeting are published in
a supplement to AAPS
PharmSci (www.aapspharmsci.org), the organization's
peer-reviewed, online journal. AAPS PharmSci offers a forum
for the rapid exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge
in the pharmaceutical sciences.
is a professional scientific society of more than 11,000 members
employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes
worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS aims to advance science through
the open exchange of scientific knowledge, serve as an information
resource and contribute to human health through pharmaceutical research
Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (www.aapspharmaceutica.com).