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This year, cancer will attack and kill more than 560,000 people in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death in this country. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing new stimuli sensitive polymers to deliver therapeutic agents directly to the cancer tumor site, minimizing the side effects caused by whole-body cancer treatments. These new polymers remain in a liquid form when dissolved in water, but form a solid gel under various stimuli such as body heat.

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Document Title: Stimuli Sensitive Polymers
Category: Health-Related Research and Technologies
Media Type: Graphics
Date of Image/Photo: 1999
Background: For more information, see http://www.pnl.gov/medical/thera/hydrogel.htm
URL of this page: http://picturethis.pnl.gov/picturet.nsf/by+id/AMER-4V9R2E

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