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New nanoparticle therapy offers potential new treatment for aggressive breast cancer

19:00 EST 14 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Researchers developed a new nanoparticle drug formulation that targets a specific receptor on cancer cells, and appears to be more effective than a standard nanoparticle therapy currently on the market to treat metastatic breast cancer. The study, published today in the journal Science Advances, found that the new 'DART' nanoparticles bypass healthy cells and tissues and bind to tumor cells, dispersing evenly throughout the tumor while releasing the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel.

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