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Research Projects > 2012 Grantees

Prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma by EGCG

Project Description

Dr. Fuchs is using an animal model of chronic liver disease to determine whether EGCG (a phytochemical in green tea), inhibits the development of liver cancer by inhibiting cirrhosis. He is testing EGCG alone and in combination with erlotinib, a common treatment for the disease, to determine if it slows tumor progression.

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