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January 16th, 2007

Clot-mimicking nanoparticles attack breast cancer tumors

Abstract:
A collaborative, multidisciplinary team of researchers has created nanoparticles that act much like a developing clot to target tumors. These nanoparticles seek out and bind to the blood vessels surrounding tumors and then attract more nanoparticles to the tumor target. Using this system, the team demonstrated that the homing nanoparticle could be used to deliver a "payload" of an imaging compound, and in the process act as a clotting agent, obstructing as much as 20 percent of the tumor blood vessels.

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