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Light-Activated Drugs Help Target Tumors, Cut Side Effects

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A new technique that uses light to activate chemotherapy drugs in specific cells shows promise as a way to improve the effectiveness of cancer therapies while preventing severe side effects. By making existing cancer drugs sensitive to light, this approach could be used to treat a range of tumors with a new level of precision, according to researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. "We hope that our compounds will one day be used in medicine to deliver a killer blow to many types of localized cancer tumors, without producing side effects, thus improving on standards of...Read full article

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