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WPI develops method to increase cancer drug production

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a more efficient way to produce a widely used cancer drug by genetically engineering cells from a tree. 
The drug, paclitaxel - marketed under brand name Taxol - is used to treat ovarian, lung, cervical and pancreatic cancers. 
The drug is harvested from the Pacific yew tree, but it typically takes three one-year-old trees to produce enough p ...

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