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December 14th, 2010

A drug-loaded polymeric nanoparticle shrinks mesothelioma metastases tumors

Abstract:
A research team at Boston University, with the participation of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, has developed a drug-loaded polymeric nanoparticle has that targets and treats these troublesome metastases. The nanoparticle responds to the acidic pH inside tumor cells by expanding and releasing the anticancer agent paclitaxel slowly over a 24 hour period. Tests have shown that these nanoparticles not only decreased tumor growth, but prevented new tumor implantation in the abdominal cavity.

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