Perfluorochemical emulsions can increase tumor radiosensitivity

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Science  02 Mar 1984:
Vol. 223, Issue 4639, pp. 934-936
DOI: 10.1126/science.6695191


An oxygen-carrying perfluorochemical emulsion enhanced the effectiveness of radiation therapy in two transplantable solid tumors in mice. The perfluorochemical emulsion had no effect on tumor growth after x-irradiation, but delayed tumor growth significantly when administered to oxygen-breathing mice before or during irradiation.