. home.aspx

NEWS

home.aspx
   


Generic drug used to increase blood flow may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

September 07, 2017 / news-medical.net
SHARESHARESHARE

Cancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests. In mice with melanoma, the researchers found that the drug called pentoxifylline – boosts the effectiveness of immune-checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy now commonly used in the treatment of melanoma and other cancers.