Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

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11/14/2017 02:37 PM EST

light-activated nanoshells with the anti-cancer drug lapatinib

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of FDA-approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

Full story at http://news.rice.edu/2017/11/08/nanoshells-could-deliver-more-chemo-with-fewer-side-effects-2/

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Rice University

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