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The quiescent cell population of tumours poses a barrier to the success of many cancer therapies. Most chemotherapeutic drugs target proliferating cells, but the growth fraction of many tumours is low. Based on the multicellular tumour spheroid model, a system was developed using human colon adenocarcinoma (DLD-1) cells to mimic the microenvironment of(More)
Four-coordinate (Pt(II)) platinum-based anticancer drugs are widely used in primary or palliative chemotherapy and produce considerable efficacy in certain clinical applications, for example testicular cancer. However, in many cancers the Pt(II) drugs are beset by poor efficacy mainly due to suboptimal pharmacokinetic properties. Consequently, the(More)
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