Nanoparticles that stagger delivery of two drugs knock out aggressive tumors in mice

May 08, 2014 by Anne Trafton
Nanoparticles that stagger delivery of two drugs knock out aggressive tumors in mice
The nanoparticle contains the cancer drug doxorubicin (green spheres) in its core. Erlotinib is embedded in the red outer shell. Attached to the surface are chains of polyethylene glycol (PEG), in yellow. Credit: Stephen Morton

MIT researchers have devised a novel cancer treatment that destroys tumor cells by first disarming their defenses, then hitting them with a lethal dose of DNA damage.

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