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The Associated Press reports that “A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear.” Roche has developed a...
An article in The Boston Globe reports that according to a new study “Young adults who occasionally smoke marijuana show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, raising concerns that they could be damaging their developing minds at a critical...

Part 1: Chris Leamon, PhD, on Targeted Cancer Therapies

Why Deception is Imperative to Vintafolide’s Success as a Cancer Therapy

Chris Leamon, PhD, Vice President of Research, Endocyte, notes Endocyte’s goals for developing targeted medicines using small molecule drug conjugate platforms. Vintafolide, Endocyte’s lead product, contains a drug called vinca alkaloid, which prevents cells from dividing. Dr. Leamon further...