Ferreting Out Causes of Resistance to Cancer Drugs

University of Pennsylvania| Wed Aug 02 11:00:04 EDT 2017
Ferreting Out Causes of Resistance to Cancer Drugs
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the number of people beating a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024. Now, that’s good news, but it doesn’t mean that cancer researchers — in the lab or clinic — are resting on any laurels.

Cancer recurrence dogs laboratory scientists and clinicians alike. The NCI defines recurrence as cancer that returns after a patient has had no signs of out-of-control cell growth for at le....

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