‘Dose of cancer may be lower by intake at breakfast’
The dosage of different types of cancer drugs may be lower if the patient has a light breakfast. Now is often recommended the pills to swallow on an empty stomach.
Researchers from the Radboudumc tell Monday to The Volkskrant that the medications be examined on the basis of eating a hearty American breakfast.
The breakfast where tested, shall be drawn up by medicijnautoriteit FDA and includes eggs and bacon. Dutch breakfasts are, according to the researchers from the Nijmegen hospital a lot lighter and easier to combine with the medications.
Of pazopanib, a treatment against renal cell cancer, is about a quarter less you need to take if this happens with a breakfast. The study now expands to other drugs, including a commonly used and costly drug against metastatic prostate cancer.
The scientists emphasize that more research is needed before doctors prepared a breakfast to recommend, and the dose to decrease.