Paula Hammond

A new superweapon in the fight against cancer

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Cancer is a very clever, adaptable disease. To defeat it, says medical researcher and educator Paula Hammond, we need a new and powerful mode of attack. With her colleagues at MIT, Hammond engineered a nanoparticle one-hundredth the size of a human hair that can treat the most aggressive, drug-resistant cancers. Learn more about this molecular superweapon and join Hammond's quest to fight a disease that affects us all.

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Paula Hammond · Medical researcher and educator

Paula Hammond, head of MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, is developing new technologies to kill cancer cells.

Paula Hammond, head of MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, is developing new technologies to kill cancer cells.