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UNC researchers show cancer chemotherapy accelerates molecular aging

  • Posted: April 1, 2014

Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging.

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