Bubbly drink trial ‘to boost cancer therapy’

Scientists are investigating whether bubbly drinks could boost the success of cancer treatments, after winning a Cancer Research UK award for ideas “outside the box”. Researchers from Oxford and Ulster universities say low oxygen levels in tumours is a key reason why radiotherapy and drugs fail. They hope to develop a drink, rich in oxygen micro-bubbles, that could deliver oxygen to cancerous masses. But they say their work is just beginning.