Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Tea brewed from Artemisia annua is commonly used as an antimalarial, but its effects on cancer are almost entirely unknown. To test these effects, breast (MCF7) and ovarian (OVCAR-3) cancer cells were cultured in the presence of tea extract and their growth measured. Results suggest that the tea promotes proliferation in both cell lines, raising concerns that use of the tea for malaria treatment may increase cancer risk.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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