Northwestern University is leveraging its world-renowned biomedical research enterprise to better understand and defeat cancer. Bringing engineering, chemistry, computer science and physics to the fight against cancer, Northwestern’s interdisciplinary research groups are collaborating to develop new technologies and innovative drug delivery methods to detect and treat cancer earlier and more effectively. By digging deep into the basic science of cancer, Northwestern aims to drastically reduce cancer mortality, cut treatment costs, and revolutionize cancer research and drug discovery across the globe.
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