A Clinical Opportunity
Technological advances give us an opportunity to intervene even when surgery is not an option
Even when we know where the tumor is, we expose the entire patient to toxic chemotherapy
What if we could deliver more drug to the region where it's needed the most... learn more
For decades, cancer patients have been dealing with the dangerous side effects of chemotherapy. Instead of giving the most effective dose to cure the cancer, doctors are forced to lower the dose to ensure the safety of the patient.
We give a toxic drug which distributes throughout the entire body. Why can't we deliver the chemotherapy drugs specifically to the tumor?
This question drove scientists to develop a new nanomedicine - one that can hide the drug and carry it to the tumor, allowing a doctor to release the drug directly in the tumor using focused ultrasound.