• Question: what do you do with the drug

    Asked by Lewis.c to Sam on 13 Jun 2016.
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      Sam Briggs answered on 13 Jun 2016:

      Hi 236cesf28,

      Which drug? As in the anti-cancer drugs that I hope one day to use? Well I’m thinking of things like dis-platin which bind across DNA and prevent it from splitting, which is a really important part of the replication process. If DNA can’t split then a cell will die. This means it’s essentially a poison that attacks all cells. So if you could deliver it to just the tumour, and not to all the cells in the body, people would stand a much better chance of survuving chemotherapy.

      Hope that helps?