Studies related to Basal Cell Carcinoma and Garlic

The Garlic-derived Organosulfur Component Ajoene Decreases Basal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Size By Inducing Apoptosis

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Non-controlled trial
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 24
Sex Both Genders
Notes for this study:
Topical application of a cream containing 0.4% Ajoene daily for six months (on the BCC as well as 1cm surrounding it) in persons with either nodular or superficial tumors was able to reduce the size of the tumor in 21 out of 24 patients by a median value of 47% (42% in nodular and 55% in superficial) and reduced Bcl-2 expression also by 47% (39% nodular and 50% superficial).