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Tumours addicted to drugs are vulnerable

Cancer cells can develop an 'addiction' to the drugs they are treated with, so that they need the drugs to survive. Analysis of the underlying mechanism reveals a potential clinical strategy for harnessing this phenomenon. See Letter p.270

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Figure 1: Drug addiction in cancer cells.

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Lee, R., Marais, R. Tumours addicted to drugs are vulnerable. Nature 550, 192–193 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24148

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