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.


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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