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Hope for brain cancer

19th November 2010

New research has suggested that a tiny capsule could help smuggle anti-cancer drugs past a barrier designed to protect the brain from attack.

The "nanocarrier" containing the drug was tested on tumours in mice, and proved better at reducing them than the drug alone and now the German research team believes that the method could also cut the side-effects of powerful medication. UK experts, working on similar approaches, said that cancer drugs which could reach the brain were urgently needed.

 

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