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Treating Cancer with Drugs

Lecture no. 20 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer

Treating Cancer with Drugs

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Turn to the last of the three methods of treatment with this lecture that traces the origins of chemotherapy to mustard gas attacks in World War II. Learn about the path taken by a drug on its way to a tumor, the combinations of chemotherapy used by oncologists, and how drugs are often derived from plants and other natural sources.

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