Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester may also be useful in suppressing harmful reactions to radiation treatment for cases of lung cancer in humans - no mention of mice here.
But regardless of its benefits, CAPE can be obtained in a variety of ways, including directly from plants.
This study suggests that CAPE decreases the cascade of inflammatory responses induced by thoracic irradiation without causing toxicity in normal lung tissue. This provides a rationale for combining CAPE and thoracic radiotherapy for lung cancer treatment in further clinical studies.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/5/158/
It seems unlikely that extracting CAPE from propolis will be more economical than getting it from the ferns or mushrooms mentioned in the link.
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