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Mini-Case Study 1-Contolled Drug Delivery: Due Sunday, February 29, 2004, 9:PM, by e-mail to [email protected] (before class on March 1 ) (50 points possible) Your group has been assigned to find a cure/treatment for cancer using a controlled drug delivery strategy . You can choose from one of the following cancers: bladder, breast, eye, colon, lung, mouth, pancreas, prostate, stomach, skin, blood, etc., EXCEPT BRAIN CANCER. You can pick the cancer that interests your group the most. However, you cannot pick BRAIN CANCER and you cannot use gene therapy, or antisense as your controlled drug delivery strategy. In your report include: 1. A definition of controlled drug delivery. (5 points possible) 2. A description of the cancer, the organ system it affects, and what causes it. This should include, but is not limited to, cancer symptoms, diagnosis, how the cancer is acquired (or is it inherited?), organs, tissues, and cells affected, and complications of the cancer. Can the cancer be prevented? (10 points possible) 3. Previous and recent treatments now or in development (clinical trails, if any). Include a short description,
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