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Costly research could keep cheap cancer treatment from patients

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DCA is small enough to penetrate brain cancer cells, typically resistant to more complex treatments. (Courtesy of the University of Alberta)

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The tumor starts to shrink less than five minutes after being treated with DCA. (Courtesy of the University of Alberta)

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A new cancer treatment from the University of Alberta could cost less than $2 a dose. (Courtesy of the University of Alberta)

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A new cancer treatment from the University of Alberta could cost less than $2 a dose. (Courtesy of the University of Alberta)

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Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for cancer that could cost as little as $2 a dose, but they fear their struggles to find money to support further research will keep the drug from the public forever.


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