DMSO Inactivates Chemotherapy Drugs

DMOS or dimethylsulfoxide is a natural substance that some people have felt is a possible remedy for cancer. Some patients take DMSO when they have cancer in the hopes of treating their cancer.

One research article (1) refutes the idea that DMSO can be preventative against cancer. It cited several cancer articles in which DMSO was used along with the platinum drugs like oxaliplatin, carboplatin, and cisplatin to treat cancer.

They found that  when DMSO is mixed with cisplatin in vitro that it changes the structure of the platinum drugs, rendering them ineffective against cancer. This would imply that cancer treatment should not be taken with DMSO because the substance may deactivate the cancer drug so that cancer could not be treated.

Source: 1.Hall MD, et al. Say No to DMSO: Dimethylsulfoxide Inactivates Cisplatin, Carboplatin and Other Platinum Complexes. Cancer Res. 2014 Jul 15; 74(14): 3913–3922.

Dr. Adem Gunes