The researchers discovered that melanoma cells become more vulnerable to radiation if treated first with resveratrol.
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Researchers at the University of Missouri Health System School of Medicine recently conducted a study that shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can increase the effectiveness of radiation treatments by making cancer cells more vulnerable.¬† The study focused on melanoma cells, following an earlier study that demonstrated similar results in prostate cancer treatment.
The next step in the evolution is for the researchers to develop a viable delivery method to send the compound to cancer cell sites.¬† The hope is that the delivery method has potential applications to the treatment of many types of cancers.