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November 19th, 2009

Nano-sized Advancements in Health

Abstract:
The methods for delivering cancer drugs to patients are dangerous, pumping toxic chemotherapy drugs or imaging agents throughout the whole body in hope that they get to the tumor. That is, until now. Nanotechnology brings a certain set of tools that can address the currently unmet need of safe drug delivery and safe imaging agents.

The Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Chapel Hill, N.C., a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated center of excellence for nanotechnology in cancer, developed "smart" nanoparticles to help meet the need for a safe drug delivery system. The nanoparticles were developed for cancer therapy and cancer imaging.

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