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The Two Technologies Changing the Future of Cancer Treatment

Amanda Mull
The Two Technologies Changing the Future of Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy is the most widely known and widely successful treatment for cancer in medical history, but it’s also infamous for its side effects. For millions of people, surviving cancer means hair loss, months of nausea, drastic weight loss, and extreme fatigue, among many other bodily reactions that can make the treatment process brutal. While speaking on a panel at Aspen Ideas: Health, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Carnegie Mellon professor of biological and chemical engineering Elizabeth Wayne pointed out that many current cancer treatments were derived from things originally intended to kill people.