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Chemotherapy effectiveness may be improved by hearburn medication

An Italian study on mice has made preliminary findings that indicate that heartburn medication may assist chemotherapy drugs in fighting cancer. It is believed that the acidic cellular environment around tumours causes resistance to some chemotherapy drugs resulting in failure of the treatment. Heartburn medications block acid producing enzymes and may thus alleviate this problem. However, US cancer experts are skeptical that this neutralizing effect will work on humans.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day

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About: Chemotherapy effectiveness may be improved by hearburn medication

Date: 16 November 2004

Source: Health Day

Author: Kathleen Doheny


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