Creating effective therapies for cancer is only step one of treating the disease. Step two involves finding a way to deliver those therapies where they can do the most good against tumor cells while leaving as many healthy cells alone as possible. Oklahoma-based biotech firm Nanobiomagnetics is working in collaboration with researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center on a new targeted chemotherapy delivery system that is meant to do exactly that, reports NewsOK's Paula Burkes.

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