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Hope to Skin Cancer Patients with New Tea Tree Oil Formulation

Metique Tea TreeWe like to be referred to as the specialist in Tea Tree Oil Products, unlike many Tea Tree Oil Companies Novasel Pty Limited, the brand owners of Metique, are committed to the research of this extraordinary precious natural oil and are delighted to report the new and exciting findings giving hope to skin cancer patients.


The University of Western Australia News 29th June 2010

Tea tree oil offers hope to skin cancer patients

Tea tree oil may be used in future as a fast, cheap, safe and effective treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers and precancerous lesions, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

A three-year study by UWA's Tea Tree Oil Research Group has found solid tumours grown under the skin in mice and treated with a tea tree oil formulation causes inhibition of tumour growth and tumour regression within a day of treatment.  Within three days, the tumours cannot be detected.

The study by research associates Dr Sara Greay and Dr Demelza Ireland of UWA's School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences and colleagues was published online in the journal Cancer Chemotherapy Pharmacology.

It was carried outin collaboration with Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) and Novasel Pty. Ltd.  Dr Greay said further experiments indicated the anti-cancer effect of the tea tree oil formulation appeared to involve activation of the immune system.

class="right">Dr Sara Greay and the Team at UWA School of Biomedical, Biomolecular & Checmical Sciencs

"We are very excited about these results and are hoping to find funding for a small clinical trial of about 50 people with pre-cancerous lesions, with the aim of preventing the development of skin cancers," Dr Greay said.

Unlike other clinically approved skin cancer chemotherapies, which have long treatment times of three to 16 weeks and can cause nausea and flu-like symptoms, the tea tree oil formulation only produces mild skin irritation which disappears within days of treatment finishing.
"We believe the formulation is crucial to prevent the evaporation and increase the penetration of tea tree oil through the skin," Dr Greay said.

Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer worldwide with around 434,000 Australians treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers every year.  In addition, in 2001, Cancer Council Australia estimated the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer cost $264 million.

Tea tree oil is a natural, renewable resource from Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree native to New South Wales.  Increased demand for the oil would strengthen the industry and, besides the medical benefits, would also benefit the rural communities based on the production of the oil.

Dr Greay, Dr Ireland and their colleagues Haydn Kissick, Dr Christine Carson, Winthrop Professor Tom Riley and Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz were funded by the RIRDC and Novasel Pty Ltd  Brand Owners of METIQUE).

Media references - email: (Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences) (+61 8) 9346 2242

email: (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8)  6488 5563  /  (+61 4) 32 637 716


Unique Tea Tree Oil Formulation hits the headlines carried out in collaboration with RIRDC and Novasel PTY Ltd brand owners of METIQUE® July 2010

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By Daily Mail Reporter. Last update 9.15AM on 5th July 2010.

Tea Tree Oil offers hope of new effective treatment for Skin Cancer

Tea Tree Oil offers hope of new effective treatment for skin cancer. Tea Tree Oil may provide a fast, cheap and effective treatment for some skin cancers, according to scientists (funded by Novasel Pty Ltd, Brand Owners of METIQUE). Non-melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, with around 100,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

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10% Tea Tree Oil by Metique

By Elsa Mcalonan Last updated at 1:49 AM on 8th July 201


Insect bites and stings are an annoying possibility in the summer; so avoid nasty skin flare-ups by packing tea tree oil in your beauty kit.

Metique 10 per cent Tea Tree Oil, £6.99 ( can be used to ease a multitude of skin irritations, including scratches, insect bites and stings.

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