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Bacterial snack attack deactivates a drug

Tumour cells can develop intrinsic adaptations that make them less susceptible to chemotherapy. It emerges that extrinsic bacterial action can also enable tumour cells to escape the effects of drug treatment.

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Figure 1: Bacteria can deactivate a drug treatment that targets cancer.


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Jobin, C. Bacterial snack attack deactivates a drug. Nature 550, 337–339 (2017).

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