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2011 Scrip 100: A new look at cancer chemoprevention

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The development of drugs to prevent cancer has lagged far behind the development of drugs, such as the statins, to prevent cardiovascular disease. But consideration of new, "personalised" clinical trial designs and an improved understanding of the biology of precancers, as well as new agents which target their molecular abnormalities, may make the field a more promising investment, says Malini Guha.

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