Good news on the medical front…a drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemotherapy.
Many chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by severely damaging their DNA. However, some tumors can withstand this damage by relying on a DNA repair pathway that not only allows them to survive, but also introduces mutations that helps cells become resistant to future treatment. Researchers at MIT and Duke University have now discovered a potential drug compound that can block this repair pathway.
For more, check out this MIT news story.