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May 23rd, 2006

NU researchers work to pinpoint chemotherapy delivery

Abstract:
A new anticancer drug-delivery system engineered by two University of Nebraska scientists may advance chemotherapy research and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.

The process begins in Leslie-Pelecky’s laboratory with the construction of magnetic iron-oxide particles nearly a billionth of a meter (nanometer) in size. The iron-oxide is surrounded by a drug-binding layer and a polymer shell that enables the particles to be dispersed in the blood. A tiny magnet placed at the cancer site attracts the iron oxide in the nanoparticles, so the toxic drugs make a bee line for the tumor, minimizing their exposure to healthy cells.

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