Why Cou;d Adriamycin Be Fatal To A Cell

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Why Cou;d Adriamycin Be Fatal To A Cell

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Hi - The Adriamycin both blocks DNA production in your cells, and also inhibits the enzymes responsible for repairing DNA. Cells can't live without DNA; thus when they're deprived of it, they die (in fact, some even kill themselves when their DNA is damaged). Adriamycin can't distinguish between cancer cells and normal cells; but because cancer cells are dividing so rapidly, it has a greater negative effect on them than on your normal cells. You might want to read our FAQS on adriamycin/cytoxan. Good luck- PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel