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Sweet Revenge

Monday,  05/07/07  09:10 PM

I came across a great article about cancer in the latest issue of Caltech’s monthly newsletter, Engineering and Science:

Sweet Revenge

It is really well written, I learned a lot about cancer, how it is being treated, and how many of the side effects of the treatments come about.  The article describes an innovative drug developed by a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech, Dr. Mark Davis, after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.  The drug is presently undergoing Phase I trials – the article also explains the whole FDA approval process nicely.

Electron micrograph of breast cancer cell

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