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Stories by Rakesh K. Jain5 articles archived since 1845

Viewing Cancer as a Physics Problem Suggests New Treatments

Cells and a stiff material called the matrix can squeeze blood vessels in tumors and thus block delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to malignant cells. Now researchers may have a way to reopen vessels and restore the drugs' power

February 1, 2014 — Rakesh K. Jain

Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

Restoring order to the chaotic blood vessels inside a tumor opens a window of opportunity for attacking it. Surprisingly, drugs meant to destroy vasculature can make the repairs and may help reverse conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease and blindness

November 10, 2008 — Rakesh K. Jain

Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

Restoring order to the chaotic blood vessels inside a tumor opens a window of opportunity for attacking it. Surprisingly, drugs meant to destroy vasculature can make the repairs and may help reverse conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease and blindness.

July 1, 2008 — Rakesh K. Jain

Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

Restoring order to the chaotic blood vessels inside a tumor opens a window of opportunity for attacking it. Surprisingly, drugs meant to destroy vasculature can make the repairs and may help reverse conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease and blindness

January 1, 2008 — Rakesh K. Jain

Barriers to Drug Delivery in Solid Tumors

Many tumors resist full penetration by anticancer agents. Such resistance may help explain why drugs that eradicate tumor cells in laboratory dishes often fail to eliminate malignancies in the body

July 1, 1994 — Rakesh K. Jain