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Nanoparticles target brain tumors

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Nanoparticles packed with high concentrations of a proven cancer-killing drug may provide a safer and more effective way to target brain tumors, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found. Administration of the light-sensitive drug Photofrin into the system to attack cancer cells usually is accompanied by a number of potentially serious side effects, including sensitivity to light that can last up to six weeks. The powerful PDT drug also can damage healthy tissue en route to the diseased site. To overcome these problems, investigators led by...Read full article

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