How Does Chemotherapy Work?

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Who would imagine that the use of mustard gas during World War I would lead to the discovery of chemotherapy? Learn more about how an investigation into this terrible weapon of war leads to the development of this modern cancer treatment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate the other types of chemotherapies and currently promising cancer treatments
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sensitive to the possibility that pupils may have family members undergoing cancer treatment
  • The animations make clear how the chemical agents work within the cells
  • The "Dig Deeper" section provides links to other forms of cancer treatments
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