Pump and a condensated pump are inexpensive, easy to use, and have the potential to save lives, a new study has found.
A group of Canadian researchers tested the pump and condensor products, and found that they could be used in the treatment of cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and mesothelioma, among other cancers.
The research was published this week in the journal Breast Surgery.
“The pump and the condensator can be an inexpensive, effective and safe way to treat cancer,” says lead author Stephanie Zuber, a medical researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
“And they’re also very low in cost compared to the cost of a conventional, standard procedure for this kind of cancer.”
The team used a variety of cancer-treatment products to determine which ones had the most promising safety profiles and how well they could help patients.
The team tested a variety for safety.
The pump tested positive for two substances, bromocriptine and lignocaine.
Both substances are commonly used in prostate cancer treatment.
The bromochlorine-lignocamine pump tested negative for both substances, although the other pump tested higher than expected.
The condensators also tested positive, but not by much.
In addition to being cheaper and easier to use than standard cancer treatments, the pump also could potentially reduce the need for invasive treatment, says Zuber.
“A lot of cancers are caused by genetic mutations that are not present in most people, so the only treatment that can really work is surgery,” she says.
“It’s possible that the pump can work, but there are so many other options for this type of treatment.”
For more on breast cancer: Read the story in the Toronto Star.
More on breast surgery: Read about the new breast surgery program at Canadian Breast Surgery Association.
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