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Nanotechnology-Based Approach to Repair the Cancer Cell Suicide Mechanism

July 7, 2016

(Nanowerk) – Cancer is a very complex disease and the exact cause is not clearly understood yet. Extensive biomedical research suggests a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment for cancer can be of many types and primarily depends on the type of the disease, its progression and other factors. Under normal circumstances, apoptosis is a highly regulated and controlled biochemical process that leads to cell death. In other words, this is a natural process by which cells ‘commit suicide’. Cancer cells are ‘smart’ and trick this normal cellular mechanism and evade this process leading to uncontrolled cellular growth.

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