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Web Date: January 20, 2016

Two-Step Delivery Method Ups Cancer Drug’s Concentration In Tumors

Drug Delivery: Administering empty nanoparticles followed by a cancer drug could be a more effective therapy than giving the drug alone
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: drug delivery, Taxol, cancer, nanoparticles

Researchers report that cancer therapies involving drugs such as Taxol (paclitaxel) might be made more effective if clinicians did the two-step when administering them. The team found that a two-step procedure—delivering a tumor-localizing, drug-absorbing nanoparticle followed by the actual therapeutic—can increase the amount of drug that reaches tumor cells and the amount of time the drug acts on the cells (Scientific Reports 2016, DOI: 10.1038/srep18720).

In the study, Mark . . .

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