Exposure Of Cancerous Cells To Oxygen Might Improve Cancer Treatment

cancer cellsA recent study revealed that exposing cancerous tumors to oxygen can significantly improve the process of cancer treatment.

According to scientists at Oxford University, increasing the supply of oxygen to cancer cells might help in making cancer chemotherapy effective.

In a series of experiments and studies conducted on mice, it was found that cancerous cells that are damaged and weakened with constricted oxygen supply are less reactive to cancer treatments like radiotherapy.

The team behind the breakthrough hailed it as an ‘exciting’ development which would allow drugs to ‘soften up’ tumours before they are targeted with strong treatments.

Scientists had previously tried to starve tumours of oxygen, believing a more stable blood supply would only help the cancer spread.

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