The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Polyphenon E being studied to treat prostate cancer

    Polyphenon E is made from decaffeinated green tea, and contains catechins (antioxidants). It’s also called green tea extract.

    Earlier this year it was approved by the FDA to treat genital warts.

    Medical News Today reports, ” In July, a team of physicians and scientists, led by Nagi Kumar, PhD … received a $3.6 million grant over five years from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).”

    As part of the research effort, several hospital from around the US are participating in a study of polyphenon E to treat prostate cancer. The study will include adults between the ages of 30 and 80 years, with the following conditions.

    • Biopsy-proven high-grade prostatic intraepithelial cancer
    • No history of other cancers (other than nonmelanoma skin cancer)
    • No history of liver disease
    • Able to take the study drug and comply with scheduled monthly visits for one year.


    Contact any of the following hospitals.

    • Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida
    • University of Chicago in Illinois
    • Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida

    12/2/07 16:02 JR

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