Exercise boost chemo effectiveness

2014 Research

University of Pennsylvania researchers set out to study how exercise when having chemo, might damage the heart muscles. Instead, exercise when combined with the drug doxorubicin (anyway known to cause some heart muscle damage) actually made the drug more effective in killing the cancer off.

How? Well they believe exercise increases the blood supply to the tumour. However, in previous studies in Cancer Watch, there has been talk of damage to hypoxic pockets (which act like valves) and prevent oxygen getting to tumours. Chemo can damage these pockets and allow exercise to deliver more oxygen.

2014 Research
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