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World Community Grid - Smash Childhood Cancer

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by PDW, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,754

    Smash Childhood Cancer is a relatively new project at World Community Grid

    The Problem
    In the past 20 years, only a small number of new drugs designed to treat childhood cancer have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Half of all the chemotherapy treatments used for children with cancer have been in existence for 25 years or longer.

    Members of the Smash Childhood Cancer research team have identified proteins and other molecules that play key roles in certain childhood cancers. The challenge is now to find chemical drug candidates that specifically target these key molecules and therefore control the cancer cells. However, finding such drug candidates among millions of possibilities is an expensive and challenging process.

    Read more about it here...

    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/scc1/overview.do
     
  2. andy_taximan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 20, 2014

    Posts: 1,866

    Location: Herts/uk

    running just that on my surface pro