Chemo Can Backfire and Boost Cancer Growth, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study  
8/6/2012 7:00:35 AM

A new study from the US finds that in the process of targeting and killing off cancer cells, chemotherapy may also spur healthy cells in the neighbourhood to release a compound that stimulates cancer growth, eventually leading to treatment resistance. They hope their finding will lead to better therapies for cancer and buy precious time for patients with advanced cancer.