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  • Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

    Illinois researchers developed nanoparticles that can target cancer stem cells (yellow), the rare cells within a tumor (blue) that can cause cancer to recur or spread.

    Illinois researchers developed nanoparticles that can target cancer stem cells (yellow), the rare cells within a tumor (blue) that can cause cancer to recur or spread.  

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Dipanjan Pan, call 217-244-2938; email: dipanjan@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Targeted delivery of STAT-3 modulator to breast cancer stem like cells down-regulates a series of stem-ness genes” is available online or from the News Bureau. DOI: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-17-0070