Hopes for effective treatment of metastatic breast cancer is expected to provide a binocular nanodevice created by Chinese scientists.
Scientists at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, built a nanoscale called rHS-DTX, which is coated with red blood cells that can enter the patient’s body.
The device was tested in mice with metastatic breast cancer and a 98.2% tumor inhibition rate was achieved, and 99.6% lung metastasis suppression rate. Incentive is the fact that no serious toxicity was observed in the major organs and the blood of the mice.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women worldwide, and there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer. Chemotherapy remains the primary treatment for primary tumors and metastases of breast cancer, but this method can not effectively differentiate cancer from normal cells. This new nanoparticle has provided reliable results in the suppression of cancerous tumors.