Drugs for chemotherapy are injected via a catheter into the vein. The surface of catheters are often covered with thin layer of silver having antibacterial properties. As it turned out, upon contact of the chemical with silver reduced activity of the drug. It is reported Zee News.
Scientists from the Norwegian University of science and technology drew attention to the fact that chemotherapy is a special substance that can react with silver. The data has been confirmed in the experiment. "5-Fluorouracil" really interacted with the metal.
The drug was destroyed, which reduced the effectiveness of the therapy, increased the percentage of dangerous compounds. The opening force us to reconsider the standards of care for cancer patients. Great potential in medical technology have articles of graphene. This substance should not interact with medications and reduce their activity.