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The article entry says:

  • "Chemotherapy as a treatment of cancer often relies on the ability of these agents to preferentially kill or damage cancer cells as opposed to healthy cells."

and points to ref. 7 where this ability of "preferential" damage is denied:

  • "Chemotherapy drugs cannot tell the difference between reproducing cells of normal tissues (those that are replacing worn-out normal cells) and cancer cells. This means normal cells are damaged and this results in side effects." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:47, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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* Rated "top" as important topic to understand molecular and cellular action of toxins, drugs, anti-viral and anti-cancer therapies, cytotoxic immune response etc. The article is a pitiful stub right now. - tameeria 01:10, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Dropping down to "high". Yes, it's important, but not to the degree of other "top" concepts. – ClockworkSoul 22:19, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 22:19, 7 March 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 12:38, 29 April 2016 (UTC)