3/23/2009

U.S. researchers observed faster tumor spread in mice with pancreatic cancer that received blood transfusions compared with those that received a blood substitute. The finding confirms a long-standing belief among doctors that blood transfusions can accelerate cancer tumor growth. The study could boost the use of the blood substitute PolyHeme, but more research is needed before it can be recommended, a researcher said.

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