New Kidney Cancer Drug
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 596 , Segment 6
Episode: World Events, Coconut Oil, Understanding the Teenage Mind
- Jul 17, 2017 11:00 pm
- 19:21 mins
Guests: Merritt Andrus, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, BYU; Mike Alder, Director, BYU Technology Transfer Office Several years ago the National Cancer Institute put out a call for researchers to find new treatments for kidney cancer. While overall cancer death rates continue to decline in the U.S, the Institute notes that death rates for certain cancers, including kidney, are on the rise. One result of that call to action was the discovery of a natural compound from a plant in Africa that is particularly toxic to kidney cancer cells. Click here for more information about technology developed at BYU.