Local researchers working to cure cancer - LubbockOnline.com

When one thinks “chemo,” mental images of hair loss, nausea or cachexia, also known as wasting away syndrome, are easy to conjure.

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Drs. Patrick Reynolds and Barry Maurer, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center cancer researchers, established CerRx in 2008 as a developmental research company for anticancer therapeutics focused on ceramides — wax-like building blocks in cells that signal cell production operations, according to a news release from the company. The CerRx products work by essentially tricking cancerous cells into self-destruction.

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