Oxygen is a vital element in cellular respiration and as such it is required by most human cells for normal function. Some parts of the body, and many malignancies, are relatively hypoxic - usually by virtue of poorer blood supply. The oxygen effect refers to the increased cell killing that is seen when cells are oxic versus anoxic. This topic explores the oxygen effect in detail.
- R9.1: The Oxygen Effect
- R9.2: Factors Influencing The Oxygen Effect
- R9.3: Tumour Hypoxia
- R9.4: Reoxygenation
- R9.5: Methods To Overcome Tumour Hypoxia