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CARS ARE DRIVING
THE NEXT
GENERATION
OF CANCER
THERAPIES

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ince 1935, cancer has remained the second leading cause of mortality with a steadily increasing
number of new cases yearly.1,2 Prices for cancer
medications, such as Lomustine, which has been
indicated for Hodgkin lymphoma and brain tumors since
1976, have consistently increased by as much as 1,400%. 3
Although our molecular understanding behind the
pathogenesis of this disease has greatly increased, patients
plagued by the latter stages of cancer still possess limited

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College of Medicine
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