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Q&A: Treating cancer with precisely targeted drugs

Yana Dekempeneer is researching the next generation of cancer drugs that attack only the malignant cells, leaving the healthy ones intact.

Proponents of targeted therapy – a more precise method of killing cancer cells – call it the future of cancer treatment. Yana Dekempeneer is a PhD student at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, where she investigates nanobodies, antibody fragments that could become the building...

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Nanoparticles offer fresh ammunition in battle against cancer

Cancer research stands on the brink of a new revolution, with nanoscale particles and cellular components opening up perspectives to high-precision treatments and novel diagnostic tools.

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