Saturday, April 15, 2006

Nano-particles Containing Two Potent Cancer-Fighting Drugs Effective in Killing Cancer

University of Pennsylvania research studies, demonstrate that biodegradable nano-particles containing two potent cancer-fighting drugs are effective in killing human breast tumors. The unique properties of the hollow shell nano-particles, known as polymersomes, allow them to deliver two distinct drugs, paclitaxel, the leading cancer drug known by brand names such as Taxol, and doxorubicin directly to tumors implanted in mice.

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