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Neoplasene is an herbal veterinary medicine derived from certain chemicals, such as sanguinarine, extracted from the perennial herb Sanguinaria canadensis (the bloodroot plant).[1][2][3] It is used to treat cancer in pet animals, especially dogs.[4][5][unreliable medical source?][6][7][unreliable medical source?][8] Its effectiveness is unproven and there are serious adverse effects.[9]


  1. ^ Ahmad, Nihal; et al. (Apr 2006). "Differential Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Response of Sanguinarine for Cancer Cells versus Normal Cells". Clinical Cancer Research. AACR. 19 (21): 1524–8. PMID 10778985.
  2. ^ "Cancer Treatment with Dr Michele Yasson".
  3. ^ "Neoplasene". Veterinary Holistic Care.
  4. ^ "Neoplasene As A Treatment For Cancer In Dogs".
  5. ^ "Neoplasene Compounds". Buck Mountain Botanicals.
  6. ^ Garden, Teresa. "Neoplasene: A New Weapon in the War Against Cancer". The Healthy Planet.
  7. ^ DiLeva, Rose. "New Hope For Cancer In Your Pets" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-13.
  8. ^ "Dog Cancer Treatment with Neoplasene". Vetinfo.
  9. ^ Childress MO, Burgess RC, Holland CH, Gelb HR (2011). "Consequences of intratumoral injection of a herbal preparation containing blood root (Sanguinaria canadensis) extract in two dogs". J Am Vet Med Assoc. 239 (3): 374–9. doi:10.2460/javma.239.3.374. PMID 21801052.

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