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Shark Cartilage Under Scrutiny
Shark cartilage (1 gram daily) provided no benefit to 47 patients with advanced cancer, says the Illinois-based Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (847-342-7450; The National Cancer Institute is launching larger trials of the costly but popular supplement to help determine whether it works. One such trial, an NCI-sponsored Mayo Clinic study of shark cartilage for advanced breast and lung cancer, is currently under way.
Date Published: 06/27/2002
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