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07/08/2013
By Mary Jane Dittmar Following are some technological developments in various disciplines. Dual-Action Compound Kills Cancer Cells, Stops Them from Spreading The first potential drug that can destroy melanoma skin cancer cells in the main tumor and block the spread of the cancer to other sites in the body is described by researchers in "Photodynamic Agents with Anti-metastatic Activities" in the May 2013 edition of the journal ACS Chemical Biology. Nathan Luedtke and his colleagues at the University of Zurich were looking to improve on photodynamic therapy (PDT), which involves administering a drug that kills cancer cells when exposed to light. PDT works only on the main tumor,...

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