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January 8th, 2007

Nanoparticles targeted to brain tumors

Abstract:
Glioblastoma multiforme is among the most aggressive and difficult cancers to treat. Now, researchers at Penn State University have shown that a lipid-based nanoparticle, designed to bind to a specific receptor found on malignant brain cells but not healthy ones, improves the potency of a common anticancer drug and slows significantly the growth of glioblastoma in mice. The results of these experiments have been published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics ("Interleukin-13 receptor-targeted nanovesicles are a potential therapy for glioblastoma multiforme").

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