Green Tea Not Effective for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Although the benefits of green tea are widely touted, a study conducted by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and North Central Cancer Treatment Group shows green tea is not an effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer. “Previous laboratory studies suggested that green tea might be an effective anticancer treatment,” says Aminah Jatoi, M.D., a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and lead researcher on the study. “However, in our study of 42 patients with advanced androgen-independent prostate cancer, only one patient showed a short-term drop in his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.