Sensitizing Tumor Response To Cancer Therapy By Using Naturally Active Compounds, University of Arizona Study  
8/6/2009 7:16:23 AM

University of Arizona -- Two forms of skin and brain cancer respond very poorly to chemotherapy and radiation: melanoma and glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer. Both are the focus of an intensive effort in the department of nutritional sciences at The University of Arizona to find natural, biologically active compounds that will sensitize the cancerous tumors to therapy without damaging normal tissue. By using the compounds in conjunction with conventional treatment, the researchers hope patient survival rates will ultimately increase.