Researchers find way to send drugs directly to tumors

07/8/2004 | BBC

British scientists were able to deliver anti-cancer medicine directly to cancer cells in mice by placing the drugs in clusters of liposomes, thereby reducing the risk of damage to surrounding healthy cells. The researchers said the hope is that in the future, the liposomes will deliver drugs that make cancer cells more sensitive to radiotherapy, allowing patients to receive lower levels of radiotherapy and still kill the cancer cells.

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