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5FU, Gemcitabine Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Chemotherapies Undermine Effects, Aid Angiogenesis

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, December 7, 2012
The relationship between cancer, cancer treatments, inflammation and immunity had another layer of complexity added to it with the report this week that chemotherapy can contribute to promoting tumor growth via activating the inflammasome in some types of immune system cells, which ultimately led to angiogenesis.

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