Can cancer chemotherapy enhance the malignant behaviour of tumours?

@article{Mcmillan1987CanCC,
  title={Can cancer chemotherapy enhance the malignant behaviour of tumours?},
  author={T. J. Mcmillan and Robb Robinson},
  journal={Cancer and Metastasis Reviews},
  year={1987},
  volume={6},
  pages={503-520}
}
Cancer chemotherapy is currently undergoing an intensive reappraisal because of its unimpressive performance against the major common cancers. There are a number of possible reasons for this lack of success; one considered here is that under some circumstances anti-neoplastic drug treatment actually increases the malignant behaviour of tumours. Support for this idea comes mainly from experimental studies in which drug treatments increased metastatic spread. Investigation of this phenomenon… CONTINUE READING
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