Fertility & Anticancer Drugs

Fertility & Anticancer DrugsFertility & Anticancer Drugs

In a recent study, Iranian researchers proved the effectiveness of nanoparticles in decreasing the side effects of anticancer drugs on reproductive hormones in female rats. They studied the effect of a type of nanoparticle on reproduction and fertility in cancer-stricken animal samples, according to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) website.

Doxorubicin is one of the anticancer drugs, which is widely used in the treatment of various types of aggressive tumors. The side effects appear a week after the injection and include nausea, vomiting and temporary reduction in the number of white and red blood cells and platelets. In addition, doxorubicin has severe toxicity effect on the reproductive system and affects fertility.

Results proved the effective performance of selenium and zinc oxide nanoparticles in reducing side effects of doxorubicin and in protecting the reproductive system in rats.