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Medical News & Perspectives
June 19, 2002

Cancer Studies Explore Targeted Therapy, Researchers Seek New Prevention Strategies

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JAMA. 2002;287(23):3063-3067. doi:10.1001/jama.287.23.3063

Orlando, Fla—In the second labor of Hercules, the Greek hero and his nephew Iolaus found that slaying the many-headed Hydra required a multifaceted approach: Chopping off the Hydra's secondary "mortal" heads, burning the stumps to prevent new ones from growing, and burying the monster's primary "immortal" head under a rock. Cancer researchers are similarly exploring multiple strategies in their own Herculean labor: Understanding and attacking cancer in its many manifestations.

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