Chemotherapy pp 215-222 | Cite as

Metronidazole (Flagyl) in Cancer Radiotherapy

  • J. L. Foster
  • R. L. Willson


The radiosensitising activity of a wide assortment of oxidising (sometimes termed “electron affinic” or “electrophilic”) compounds is now well known. Although they were originally chosen for study for a variety of reasons and have been subsequently somewhat arbitarily divided into particular groups, they have many properties in common. Indeed, all the compounds listed below, and many related compounds, rapidly oxidise organic radicals and many also react rapidly with sulphydryl groups.


Male Imide Hypoxic Cell Ferrous Sulphate Sulphydryl Group Cancer Radiotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Foster
    • 1
  • R. L. Willson
    • 2
  1. 1.Cancer Research Campaign, Gray LaboratoryMount Vernon HospitalNorthwoodUK
  2. 2.Biochemistry DepartmentBrunei UniversityUxbridgeUK

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