Nanoparticle Reports on Drug Delivery to Breast Tumors

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Nanoparticle Reports on Drug Delivery to Breast Tumors

From Nanotech Wire

"A research team headed by Ravi Bellamkonda, Ph.D., the Georgia Institute of Technology, appears to have hit on a solution to the problem of determining how much of a nanoparticle drug is actually making it into breast tumors. The team’s approach, which is described in a paper in the journal Biomaterials, involves adding an approved x-ray contrast agent to a drug-loaded nanoparticle and then using standard mammography to quantify how much of the nanoparticle accumulates in a particular breast tumor. These results hold promise for personalizing breast cancer therapy."

View the abstract in Biomaterials (Dec 2008)