A cooperative research team led by researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells by capitalizing on vulnerabilities that are exposed only in tumor cells. These vulnerabilities are known as the 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells. Although much is known about the mutations that cause a cell to become malignant, little is known about these vulnerabilities. The team has published new findings on this topic.
- NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Children's Tumor Foundation, National Science Foundation