Nanoparticles, The Next Cancer Treatment
The nanoparticles has been research that as a cancer treatment. A team made up of academic researchers and scientists developed specially programmed nanoparticles that targeted tumors and delivered high doses of a chemotherapy drug in a series of animal and human trials. The nanoparticles are about one thousand the width of a human hair and made of chemical substance used in biodegradable sutures at the Massachusetts Insittute of Technology.
About 17 patients with different types and stages of cancer receive doses of a nanoparticle containing the chemotherapy drug docetaxel every three weeks. The particles seem to be safer and able to maintain a high concentration of the drug in the body. It’s early to be overly optimistic about the potential of nanoparticles since the study involving the cancer patients is primarily a trial designed to determine whether the treatment is safe.