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Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Therapies Shown to Work in Humans

March 23, 2016

(Nanotechnology Now) – A team of researchers led by Caltech scientists have shown that nanoparticles can function to target tumors while avoiding adjacent healthy tissue in human cancer patients. “Our work shows that this specificity, as previously demonstrated in preclinical animal studies, can in fact occur in humans,” says study leader Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech. “The ability to target tumors is one of the primary reasons for using nanoparticles as therapeutics to treat solid tumors.”

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