Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Duquesne, has been a researcher on the front lines, fighting cancer for more than 30 years.
In his most recent efforts to outsmart this wily opponent, Gangjee is using an NIH grant to develop cancer-killing compounds that act as miniature Trojan horses, tricking cancer cells into letting them inside, then destroying the tumors—without damaging normal body tissues or producing side effects.
This world-renowned professor tells, in layman’s terms, how he accomplishes the trickster move.
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