Nanoparticles may allow more targeted brain tumor treatment

03/21/2012 | Engineer (U.K.), The

Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center used nanoparticles to deliver rhenium-186 directly to brain tumors. The method, which allowed for the agent to remain at the tumor site and limit radiation exposure in healthy tissue while delivering a high dose to the tumor, was successful in animal models, according to the study published in the journal Neuro-Oncology. Researchers hope to start a clinical trial by this summer.

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