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from Life Extension Foundation:

A presentation on May 15, 2008 at the 44th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology revealed that calcium and magnesium administered intravenously to patients undergoing chemotherapy results in a significant reduction in neurotoxicity, a common side effect of chemotherapeutic drugs. The condition is characterized by pain in the extremities that can be severe enough to prevent cancer patients from continuing their treatment.
Researchers with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group administered intravenous calcium and magnesium before and after treatment with the chemotherapeutic drug oxaliplatin to 50 of 102 patients with advanced colon cancer. The remaining 52 patients received oxaliplatin with an intravenous placebo. The research team found a significant reduction in neurotoxicity incidence, severity, and time to onset associated with the use of calcium and magnesium compared with the placebo group.

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Fancy this is really interesting. So does that mean if someone is getting bad neuropathy from Taxol this would ameliorate it?

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