Role of free radicals in gastrointestinal cancer.

Singapore medical journal

PubMedID: 8942234

Salim AS. Role of free radicals in gastrointestinal cancer. Singapore Med J. 1996;37(3):295-8.
Incomplete reduction of oxygen in vivo generates oxygen-derived free radicals, which are highly reactive species capable of extensive cellular injury. The experimental and clinical evidence for a role of free radicals in the process of development and spread of gastrointestinal cancer is examined in the present review article.