Consumption of fish oil and fatty fish could have negative effects on cancer treatment using chemotherapy. That is written by researchers of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Amsterdam, in JAMA Oncology. Led by Emile Voest, PhD, professor of medical oncology, researchers have shown earlier that the effects of chemotherapy in mice with cancer were abolished by certain fatty acids present in fish oil. New research now demonstrates that these compounds are detectable in the blood of healthy volunteers after consumption of fish oil supplements or fatty fish. Continue reading
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Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial three striking studies are highlighted. The first identifies new compound that can stop viral replication of flu viruses. The second shows that ipecac syrup can be effective against bladder cancer. The third study describes that chemotherapy against breast cancer can be injected through the nipple. Continue reading