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  • Posted: 02/21/2014
NCI Cancer Center News

UCLA scientisits find that tissue-penetrating light releases chemotherapy inside cancer cells

Dr. Jeffrey Zink Dr. Fuyu Tamanoi Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center  have developed a technique using light to carry chemotherapy to cancer cells.

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