New search for kinder treatments for cancer

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Michael Kelly

Date: 23.12.2017

A PROFESSOR has been awarded £1.8 million to try to find new and kinder cancer treatments for future generations.

Laurence Pearl and his team at the University of Sussex are running a five-year project to help develop new drugs that not only kill cancer cells but also make existing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy work better.

The team hopes these new drugs will be less toxic and damaging to patients and lead ultimately to cures, rather than just prolonging life.

The grant from Cancer Research UK will enable scientists to examine the three-dimensional structure of specific molecules in cancer cells, with a level of detail which has so far not been possible.

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