Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 24th, 1997
Most cancer treatments today involve blunt-instrument approaches such as surgery or the use of poisonous chemicals or radiation that can kill healthy cells. But new understanding of the basic cellular processes involved in cancer have encouraged the development of drugs that block cancer at various stages of its development and that should be much gentler on the patient, according to data reported in the November 6, 1997, issue of Science.
Scientists also understand that genetic mutations are a basic cause of nearly all cancers and are...
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