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September 9th, 2009

Gem patch transforms chemo dose

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Chemotherapy patients could soon be offered diamond-encrusted patches that release medication slowly, instead of the crippling burst of drugs that makes them so sick.

The patch uses diamond nanoparticles to deliver targeted doses of chemotherapy and is being developed by an international research team including Australian Amanda Barnard, head of CSIRO's virtual nanoscience laboratory in Clayton.

"It's like a nicotine patch but it delivers chemotherapy," Dr Barnard said. "It will make treatment more tolerable."

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