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Our teams advance leading-edge science through dynamic and collaborative approaches. Andrew Petros, principal research scientist at AbbVie, was part of a team that led the way to a breakthrough discovery in apoptosis.
In the early 1990s, a group of scientists from Abbott Laboratories, now AbbVie, began to pursue the potential of apoptosis as a therapeutic pathway in oncology. "Apoptosis was a potential mechanism for killing cancer cells that no one had really thought too much about," says Petros. "This was something completely different."