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Nicotine reduces effectiveness of Gemcitabine

Added: Tuesday 27 November 2012

A study carried out on mice and in-vitro cells finds that nicotine has an inhibitory effect on the chemotherapy drug Gemcitabine. The experiment suggests that this could have a negative impact on treatment outcomes for patients who smoke. The researchers believe that clinical trials in actual cancer patients are now warranted.


+  http://www.oncologystat.com/journals/journal_scans/Chronic_Nicotine_Inhibits_the_Therapeutic_Effects_of_Gemcitabine_on_Pancreatic_Cancer_In_Vitro_and_in_Mouse_Xenografts.html


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