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New Cancer Gene Therapy Study Findings Reported from Clemson University

February 10, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Gene Therapy Week -- Research findings on Biotechnology are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Clemson, South Carolina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A wide variety of chemotherapy and radiotherapy agents are available for treating cancer, but a critical challenge is to deliver these agents locally to cancer cells and tumors while minimizing side effects from systemic delivery. Nanomedicine uses nanoparticles with diameters in the range of similar to 1-100 nm to encapsulate drugs and target them to tumors."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Clemson University, "The nanoparticle enhances local drug delivery efficiency to the tumors via entrapment in leaky tumor vasculature, molecular targeting to cells expressing cancer biomarkers, and/or magnetic targeting. In addition, the localization can be enhanced using triggered release in tumors via chemical, thermal, or optical signals. In order to optimize these nanoparticle drug delivery strategies, it is important to be able to image where the nanoparticles distribute and how rapidly they release their drug payloads."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This Review aims to evaluate the current state of nanotechnology platforms for cancer theranostics (therapeutic and diagnostic particles) that are capable of noninvasive measurement of release kinetics."

For more information on this research see: Nanotechnologies for Noninvasive Measurement of Drug Release. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2014;11(1):24-39. Molecular Pharmaceutics can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Molecular Pharmaceutics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Moore, Clemson University, Dept. of Chem, Clemson, SC 29634, United States. Additional authors for this research include H.Y. Chen, R. Morrison, F.L. Wang, J.N. Anker and F. Alexis (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Clemson, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Nanoparticle, Radiotherapy, United States, South Carolina, Nanotechnology, Cancer Gene Therapy, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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Source: Cancer Gene Therapy Week

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