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Hollings researchers find frankincense extract shows anti-cancer activity in breast cancer patients

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In a small early-stage clinical trial, Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., and her lab tested the effects of an extract of the Boswellia tree, a plant used in traditional medicine for centuries.

“We saw a statistically significant reduction in tumor proliferation compared to the non-treated group, so the implications are that Boswellia, this extract of frankincense, does have anti-cancer activity in humans,” Klauber-DeMore said.

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