Liposome research meets nanotechnology to improve cancer treatment

11 septiembre 2014

In treating cancer, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are two of the best weapons in a doctor’s arsenal. Reports have shown that ideally, both methods would be employed at the same time. But doing so produces levels of toxicity that often are deadly. To reduce the remote toxicity inherent to chemotherapy, the drugs can be administered into solid tumors by using liposomes, which are nanoscale vesicles made from fats and loaded with anti-cancer drugs, researchers report.