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Chemotherapy and radiation can be powerful weapons against cancer. But they harm healthy cells as well. Cells of the immune system and G.I. tract are especially vulnerable: instead of repairing the damage, they respond by committing cellular suicide. In contrast, tumor cells have mutations that make them resistant to cell death. Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher Andrei Gudkov and his colleagues recently harnessed this property to create a new drug.

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    Sound,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722014846158T,Immunology,NSDL,Pharmacology,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Learner,Audio/Visual,Education,Learn,Life Science,Audio,General public & informal education

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