Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New potential treatment for triple-negative breast cancer

This week, MIT announced a new technique for treating triple-negative breast cancer. Researchers found that by using "stealth" nanoparticles and RNA strands, they can contain and attack cells that were once resistant to therapies. Researchers are hoping to use this method to treat other types of cancer in the future as well. 

Their "one-two punch" strategy uses the "stealth" nanoparticles carrying the cancer drug doxorubicin, as well as short strands of RNA that can shut off one of the genes that cancer cells use to escape the drug, according to an announcement. An outer layer protects the particle from degradation in the bloodstream, which had been a problem in developing such a strategy previously.

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