Using Cancer Cells’ Ability To Mutate As An ‘Evolutionary Trap’

One of the big challenges in treating cancer is that cancer cells mutate and become resistant to treatment. A drug may work for a while, then lose its effectiveness. Cancer cells’ ability to mutate has long frustrated medical researchers, but some now view it as an opportunity to try new approaches to treatment.

In Kansas City, one scientist is leading the way by trying to create an ‘evolutionary trap’ to fight the disease.

On a Saturday morning at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, several museum-goers crane their necks to study what look like works of abstract expressionism. But these aren’t Pollacks or Kandinskys. They’re images of biological cells. Several biologists are on hand

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