Cancer Drugs

a: Cancer ~
b: Manhattan traffic

What: "In an attempt to illustrate just how hard it is to treat cancer, New York Times biotech scribe Andrew Pollack turns to an analogy that most of his hometown readers can relate to instantly. There are so many aberrant molecules in a tumor, he writes, that blocking just one or two is like trying to stop all traffic in Manhattan with a roadblock at a single intersection."

Writer: John Carroll
Date: Sep 3 2009 7:17 AM

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