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Searching for Anticancer Drugs in Marine Algae

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Title:Searching for Anticancer Drugs in Marine Algae
Authors:Janiga, Jessica
Contributors:Williams, Phillip (advisor)
Chemistry (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:Cancer is a global health concern. The need to develop new cancer treatments is vital, as each newborn today has a 41% chance of developing some form of cancer in their lifetime (Howlander, et al. 1975-2009). Since cancer is not one specific disease, but a classification of many evolving types of cell mutations affecting numerous sites in the body, there is no single cure. Instead, a key strategy is to find a treatment that targets one type of cancerous cell while remaining non-toxic to a person’s healthy cells. This characteristic of toxicity at a cellular level while remaining nontoxic to the organism as a whole is known as cytotoxicity.
Pages/Duration:iv, 34 pages
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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