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Data on Cancer Therapy Discussed by Researchers at University of North Carolina (A critical review of lipid-based nanoparticles for taxane delivery)

August 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Oncology are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Nano-based delivery systems have attracted a great deal of attention in the past two decades as a strategy to overcome the low therapeutic index of conventional anticancer drugs and delivery barriers in solid tumors. Myriads of preclinical studies have been focused on developing nano-based formulations to effectively deliver taxanes, one of the most important and most prescribed anticancer drug types in the clinic."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of North Carolina, "Given the hydrophobic property of taxanes, lipid-based NPs, serve as a viable alternative delivery system. This critical review will provide an overview and perspective of the advancement of lipid-based nanoparticles for taxane delivery."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Currently available formulations of taxanes and their drawbacks as well as criteria for idea taxane delivery system will be discussed."

For more information on this research see: A critical review of lipid-based nanoparticles for taxane delivery. Cancer Letters, 2013;334(2):157-75. (Elsevier -; Cancer Letters -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Feng, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States (see also Oncology).

Keywords for this news article include: Therapy, Oncology, Chapel Hill, Nanoparticle, United States, North Carolina, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America.

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Source: Biotech Week

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