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Invention Could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery, Lessen Harmful Effects of Chemotherapy

December 20, 2010

Xenia Kachur An invention by University of Arizona researchers may provide a way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells. Full Story

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