Extra Oxygen and Immunotherapy Slows Cancerous Tumor Growth

March 4, 2015 9:34 PM

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Extra Oxygen and Immunotherapy Slows Cancerous Tumor Growth

Tripling the amount of oxygen in the air patients breathe could boost the effectiveness of cancer therapies, according to research published Wednesday.

Dr. Michail Sitkovsky, director of the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute at Northeastern University in Boston, told Healthline that delivering 60 percent oxygen — the amount used in hospitals — could improve tumor rejection by flipping the tumor environment from hostile to per...

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