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2012-08-13 15:07:00

A new tool to observe cell behavior has revealed surprising clues about how cancer cells respond to therapy — and may offer a way to further refine personalized cancer treatments. The approach, developed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, shows that erlotinib — a targeted therapy that acts on a growth factor receptor mutated in some lung, brain and other cancers — doesn't simply kill tumor cells as was previously assumed. The drug also causes some tumor...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.