A Novel Nutrient Mixture Induces Apoptosis in Human Ovarian and Cervical Cancer Cells

M. Waheed Roomi, Bilwa Bhanap, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki*, Matthias Rath

Dr. Rath Research Institute, Oncology Department, Santa Clara, California, USA
Journal of Cervical Cancer Research, 2018, 2(1), 10-17

Abstract: Cervical cancer and ovarian cancer are the deadliest gynecological malignancies and are the fourth and fifth leading causes of death in women respectively. The 5-year survival rate of patients has dropped to 15-20% when these cancers metastasize to  distant  organs.  A  unique  formulation  of  nutrients  containing  green  tea  extract,  ascorbic  acid,  lysine  and  proline,  has exhibited  anticancer  effects  in  various  cancers.  In  our  earlier in  vivo  studies,  the  nutrient  mixture  significantly,  reduced tumor weight and tumor burden of ovarian and cervical cancers.

A Specific Mixture Of Nutrients Suppresses Ovarian Cancer A-2780 Tumor Incidence, Growth, And Metastasis To Lungs

M. Waheed Roomi, Tatiana Kalinovsky, Matthias Rath, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki
Dr. Rath Research Institute, Santa Clara, California, USA
Nutrients  9:303, 2017

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological malignancy in women, and fifth leading cause of death. Despite advances made in chemotherapy and surgery, the average time of clinical remission is approximately 2 years and the 5-year survival rate is 45%. Thus, there is an urgent need for the development of a novel therapeutic approach to ovarian cancer treatment. We investigated the effect of a specific nutrient mixture (EPQ) containing ascorbic acid, lysine, proline, green tea extract, and quercetin on human ovarian cancer cell A-2780 in vivo and in vitro.

Effect of a nutrient mixture on the localization of extracellular matrix proteins in HeLa human cervical cancer xenografts in female nude mice

M.W. Roomi, T. Kalinovsky,  A. Niedzwiecki and M. Rath
Dr. Rath Research Institute, 1260 Memorex Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050
International Journal of Oncology 2015 DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2015.3008


Colorectal, pancreatic and hepatic carcinomas are characterized by high levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 secretions that degrade the ECM and basement membrane, allowing cancer cells to spread to distal organs. Proteases play a key role in tumor cell invasion and metastasis by digesting the basement membrane and ECM components. Strong clinical and experimental evidence demonstrates association of elevated levels of uPA and MMPs with cancer progression, metastasis and shortened patient survival.

Anticancer Effects of a Specific Mixture of Nutrients in Multidrug Resistant Human Uterine Sarcoma Cell Line MES-SA/Dx5 and in Drug Sensitive MES-SA Cell Line


M.W. Roomi, T. Kalinovsky, N.W. Roomi, M. Rath and A. Niedzwiecki
Dr. Rath Research Institute, 1260 Memorex Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Oncology Reports 2011, 27: 17-27

A specific nutrient mixture containing lysine, proline, ascorbic acid and green tea extract (NM) has demonstrated a broad spectrum of antitumor activity against a number of cancer cell lines. In this study, our main objective was to investigate the comparative effects of NM on anticancer parameters such as cytotoxicity, MMP secretion, and Matrigel invasion in the human uterine sarcoma drug-resistant MES-SA/Dx5 and drug sensitive drug-sensitive MES-SA cell lines. In addition we studied the effect of NM on P-glycoprotein (Pgp) on these cell lines.

Inhibition of Matrix Metalloprotenase-2 Secretion and Invasion by Human Ovarian Cancer Cell Line SK-OV-3 with Lysine, Proline, Ascorbic Acid, and Green Tea Extract

M.W. Roomi, V. Ivanov, T. Kalinovsky, A. Niedzwiecki, M. Rath
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2006, 32(2):148-154.

Based on the poor prognosis associated with ovarian cancer and reported anti-cancer properties of specific nutrients, we investigated the effect of a nutrient mixture (NM) containing lysine, proline, arginine, ascorbic acid, and epigallocatechin gallate on human ovarian cancer cells SK-OV-3 by measuring: cell proliferation, modulation of MMP-2 and –9 secretion, and cancer cell invasive potential.