Paul Edwards Posted March 17, 2016 Share Posted March 17, 2016 "Perhaps the answer to curing cancer is not finding new drugs but finding better ways of delivering the existing drugs that we already have." - Dr Mauro Ferrari, President, Houston Methodist Research Institute Researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute have invented a method that makes nanoparticles inside the cancer cell and releases the drug particles at the site of the nucleus of the cancer cell. At this stage there have only been trials in mice. They're just about to start clinical trials in humans. Whilst the research involved breast cancer which had metastasised to the lungs, the researchers hope that the drug could cure lung metastases from other origins (eg prostate cancer). Click on this link to read about this research. Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. One million nanometers equal one millimetre! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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