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A team led by University of Warwick researchers is using light to activate a cancer-killing compound that attacks a vital energy source in cancer cells. This technique could be used not only to treat cancer, but also to help reduce side effects of treatment and potentially immunize against developing the disease in the future.
“There is an increasing interest in reducing the side effects of cancer treatment as much as possible, and anything that can be selective in what it targets will help with that,” said researcher Peter Sadler, a chemistry professor at Warwick. “If [cancer cells] have become resistant to other cancer drugs, they may not be resistant to this treatment because the way it kills the cancer cells is…READ MORE