Nanoparticle injection developed to treat skin cancer

Written by Celeste Brady (Future Science Group)

Researchers from Yale University (CT, USA) have developed a bioadhesive nanoparticle drug delivery system that releases a chemotherapy agent into tumors over time, and have demonstrated the technique in in vitro studies and a mouse model. The treatment may provide an alternative to surgical removal of skin cancer lesions, which is an invasive procedure with the potential for infection and other complications. Michael Girardi (Yale University), senior author of the study, highlighted the importance of a less invasive procedure: “For a lot of patients, treating skin cancer is much more involved than it would be if there was a way...

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