April 11, 2017

Targeting tumors with toxins

By msequeira

Jim Liu, PhD

Arsenic is a naturally occurring toxin found in groundwater that is absorbed into what we eat and drink – including foods such as rice and apple juice – and New Mexico has some of the highest concentrations of the metallic mineral in the U.S.

It’s considered a co-carcinogen, because it promotes the activity of other cancer-causing agents. Despite this, UNM researcher Jim Liu, PhD, thinks arsenic has potential as an anti-cancer treatment. Read more ...

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