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Effect Of Homeopathic Remedies On Breast Cancer Cells

EDM number 285 in 2010-12, proposed by David Tredinnick on 21/06/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Health services.

That this House welcomes the study published in the International Journal of Oncology (2010 Feb; 36(2): 395-403) which revealed that homeopathic remedies have a beneficial effect on breast cancer cells; notes that researchers at the University of Texas conducted an in vitro study to determine whether products prescribed by a clinic in India have any effect on breast cancer cell lines; further notes that the researchers studied four ultra-diluted remedies (carcinosin, phytolacca, conium and thuja) against two human breast adenocarcinoma cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) and a cell line derived from immortalized normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMLE); observes that the remedies exerted preferential cytotoxic effects against the two breast cancer cell lines, causing cell cycle delay/arrest and apoptosis; believes that the findings demonstrate biological activity of these natural products when presented at ultra-diluted doses; and calls for further research in this important area.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs, 3 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Tredinnick21/06/2010BosworthConservativeProposed
Robert Halfon22/06/2010HarlowConservativeSeconded
Steve Brine22/06/2010WinchesterConservativeSeconded
Gordon Birtwistle23/06/2010BurnleyLiberal DemocratWithdrawn
William McCrea23/06/2010South AntrimDUPSeconded
Bob Stewart23/06/2010BeckenhamConservativeSeconded
Joan Walley23/06/2010Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
Luciana Berger23/06/2010Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSigned
James Gray23/06/2010North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell23/06/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Jessica Lee24/06/2010ErewashConservativeWithdrawn
Yvonne Fovargue24/06/2010MakerfieldLabourWithdrawn
Richard Harrington24/06/2010WatfordConservativeSigned
Julie Elliott24/06/2010Sunderland CentralLabourSigned
Alan Meale28/06/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Keith Vaz28/06/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock29/06/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stephenson29/06/2010PendleConservativeSigned
David Simpson30/06/2010Upper BannDUPSigned

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