Thursday, November 21, 2013

Two-wave delivery method helps target tumors

In order to deliver drugs to the target, you need a clear path. UCLA Researchers have discovered that by clearing the pathway using nanoparticles first, chemotherapy drugs are able to reach the cancer cells in a more precise, effective way.

So by using a dual-wave method of two different nanoparticles, injected quickly one after the other, the scientists cleared a path for the drugs to access the cells. The first wave of nanoparticles carries a signaling pathway inhibitor that removes these stroma "gates," exposing the cells, and the second wave carries the cancer drug, which then has free reign within the tumor.

The dual-wave nanotherapy is engineered to help reduce side effects, making the treatments less toxic. Is nanotherapy slowly revolutionizing the way we treat certain illnesses, especially cancer?

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