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Lombardi Cancer Center study suggests resistance to lung cancer targeted therapy can be reversed

  • Posted: June 11, 2014

Scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute have discovered why intrinsic resistance occurs to lung cancer targeted therapy -- and they pinpoint a drug they say could potentially reverse it. Their findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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