Development of Tea Bag YH0618, an Herbal Dietary Supplement against Chemotherapy-induced Toxicity


Grant Data
Project Title
Development of Tea Bag YH0618, an Herbal Dietary Supplement against Chemotherapy-induced Toxicity
Principal Investigator
Dr Chen, Jianping   (Project coordinator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Mr Wong Phillip   (Co-Investigator)
Miss Zhao Jiaqi   (Co-Investigator)
Mr. Gao Fei   (Co-Investigator)
Miss You Jieshu   (Co-Investigator)
Mr Tsui Kelvin   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Fu Chaomei   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
22
Start Date
2015-09-07
Completion Date
2017-07-31
Amount
335160
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Tea Bag YH0618, Herbal Dietary Supplement against Chemotherapy-induced Toxicity
Discipline
Others - Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Panel
Medicine
HKU Project Code
InP/237/15
Grant Type
Innovation and Technology Fund Internship Programme
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
Technological challenges: (1) How to design the optimal dosage form of YH0618 dietary herbs so that the product is convenient, safe and effective for patients with cancer. (2) How to choose appropriate animal model and method to evaluate the efficacy of YH0618 tea bag on chemotherapy-induced toxicity. As our company cannot complete these scientific experiments alone, we will cooperate with professional research teams at the University of Hong Kong and Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The cooperation will not only provide scientific cornerstone to the product, protecting patients’ benefits, but also bring great economic benefits and promote the communications between mainland and Hong Kong. Furthermore, since little attention has been given to exploring the role of medical food intervention in reducing chemotherapy-induced toxicity, this study will provide solid scientific evidence for international healthcare policy makers to support the integration of alternative intervention strategies in providing care to cancer patients.