Superdrug conquers cancerThis looks promising. It is too early to get too excited but it is interesting.
Before the trial, the research team already knew that the drug -- labeled 17AAG -- selectively and potently blocks the growth of a wide range of common cancer cells in the laboratory, causing them to "commit suicide."
In the computer business we give our projects cool names like Tiger, Amadeus, Snoopy, etc. The drug research people give their projects names like 17AAG. I am glad they are serious about what they do, but isn't this a little much?