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  • Scientific American Volume 310, Issue 2 | Health Viewing Cancer as a Physics Problem Suggests New Treatments

    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 |

  • Features | Health Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

    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 |

  • New Answers for Cancer | Health Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

    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 |

  • January 2008 | Health Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

    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 |

  • July 1994 | Health Barriers to Drug Delivery in Solid Tumors

    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 |

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