Anticancer activities and drug-drug interaction of extracts from long pepper, rosemary, lemongrass and white tea with chemotherapeutics

Natural extracts have potential as anti-cancer therapeutics. These botanical materials are well tolerated and are safe to be given as supplements over long periods of time. This project aims to provide scientific and clinical validation of these extracts for their anticancer effects and sensitization of cancer cells to standard chemo regiments. Synthite Industries Inc., a well-established corporation in India, will partner with the academic collaborator to develop anticancer natural extracts, fractions enriched with anticancer bioactive ingredients, as supplemental therapeutics for cancer patients. This project will determine if these extracts could decrease the toxicity of chemotherapies on vital tissues through in-vitro and in-vivo experimental models. These results will help Synthite develop non-toxic natural extracts as supplemental therapy for cancer patients to improve quality of life and overall survival.

Benjamin Scaria
Faculty Supervisor: 
Siyaram Pandey
Partner University: