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Students Assist Professor in Green Tea–related Cancer Study

Published: October 11, 2016
Michael Carastro ’94 is utilizing the assistance of several UT students in his cancer research.
Michael Carastro ’94 is utilizing the assistance of several UT students in his cancer research.

Michael Carastro ’94, associate professor of biochemistry, along with Dr. Jong Park, with Moffitt Cancer Center, are studying the prostate-cancer-fighting effects of green tea. Carastro is utilizing the assistance of several UT students at a time in helping conduct the research. Lab studies are currently underway to determine if Polyphenon E, a component of green tea, has benefits for suppressing the growth of prostate cancer cells in humans.