Chemotherapy drug enhanced by hyperbaric oxygen therapy

November 28, 2013

The chemotherapy drug Gemcitabine, is used for treating certain cancers, including advanced pancreatic cancer. It delivers oxygen to the tumours and thus makes the chemo drug more toxic to the targeted cancer, allowing a greater cancer killing effect. The results of this study (published in the anticancer research journal) confirmed this effect, and showed a significant enhancement of Gemcitabine’s cancer killing effect when hyperbaric oxygen therapy was applied concurrently.