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Brigham and Women's Hospital Researchers Demonstrate a More Direct Delivery of Cancer Drugs to Tumors
Date:4/20/2009

umors and abolish off target side-effects".

The team also included BWH research fellows Dr. Shivani Soni, Dr. Geetanjali Chimote, and Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, a polymer chemist and visiting professor at HST from the National Chemical Laboratories in India. This research was funded by grants from the Coulter Foundation, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation and the Department of Defense BCRP.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery network. In July of 2008, the hospital opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the most advanced center of its kind. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. The BWH medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives and its dedication to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, involving more than 860 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty supported by more than $416 M in funding. BWH is also home to major landmark epidemiologic population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative. For more information about BWH, please visit www.brighamandwomens.org.

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