It turns out that cancer is not a big fan of oxygen. Research has shown that a shortage of oxygen in the cells is how many cancer tumors grow themselves. So, if the progression of cancer is to be inhibited, then the oxygen supply in tumors should be normalized, to help get rid of it. Starving the tumor cells of oxygen may actually mitigate the onset of cancer. This is very important info for the many people that suffer from cancer.
- Normalizing the oxygen levels in cells may be a vital treatment component in halting the progression of tumors.
- Animal models were used to augment available data and see whether reducing oxygen did have the mitigating effect.
- Researchers have started DNA testing to find out whether tumor oxygenation can be predicted.
“As part of the new study, the researchers have examined more than 3,000 patient tumors to see how hypermethylation contributes to cancer onset.”