Big problems, small solutions podcast – Simo Schwartz Jr on cancer drug delivery


Scott McCormick (EVONANO, University of Bristol, UK) talks to Simo Schwartz Jr (Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain) on cancer drug delivery. Cancer stem cells can detach and survive enough to travel through systems to other areas of the body and these are responsible for metastasis. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) can send messages to distant tissues, priming them to receive the cancerous cells. This encourages the tissues to modify themselves to be more accommodating to the cancer cells so they grow together. The aim is to use these naturally produced EVS to target certain cells/tissues/organs for drug delivery. Schwartz Jr. gives...

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