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Altern Med Rev. 2000 Apr;5(2):152-63.

Antioxidants and cancer therapy II: quick reference guide.

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Tahoma Clinic - Kent, WA, USA.


The previous lengthy review concerning the effects of antioxidant compounds used concurrently with radiotherapy and chemotherapy has been reduced to a reference guide. There are only three presently known examples in which any agent classifiable as an antioxidant has been shown to decrease effectiveness of radiation or chemotherapy in vivo. The vast majority of both in vivo and in vitro studies have shown enhanced effectiveness of standard cancer therapies or a neutral effect on drug action.

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