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When patients are given chemotherapy, sometimes their cancer initially responds to treatment, but then starts growing again. This is due to drug resistance. 

By understanding more about how cancers become resistant to drugs, and how to tackle this, researchers hope to develop more effective treatments for the disease.

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Drug resistance is a sub-category of Research and trialsLab researchClinical and translational research

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