Blog - Greenwich Wellness

Breast Cancer

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published an article stating that Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA), the essential omega-6 that is found in evening primrose, black currant seed, and borage oil, can inhibit the action of the cancer gene Her-2/neu.

This gene is responsible for almost 30 percent of all breast cancers.

When cancer cells that overexpress the Her-2/neu gene are treated with GLA, it not only helps suppress the cancer-causing gene, but also causes up to a 40-fold increase in response to the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), which is used as part of the breast cancer treatment.

GLA also selectively affects cancer cells without damaging normal cells.