University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers presented innovative new strategies for using tiny particles – particles the size of a DNA molecule or the width of a human hair – to boost cancer treatment as part of the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence/National Cancer Institute site visit on Tuesday. The researchers, … Continued
UNC Lineberger member Andrew Wang, MD, was senior author of a preclinical study published in the journal ACS Nano. Wang and collaborators found that they could improve cancer chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy treatments by delivering a combination of cancer-fighting drugs using nanoparticles.
A $2.4 million-grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a collaborative research effort between UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center scientists. The researchers plan to study whether the use of a drug-carrying nanoparticle material they’ve designed can better penetrate tumors.
Joseph DeSimone, PhD, talks about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investment in Liquidia Technologies and the company’s current and planned research in the article “Particle Technology Delivers Medicines and Vaccines” published March 9, 2012 in U.S. News & World Report. Read more about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investment.
Chapel Hill – A UNC-led study has shown the potential for nanotechnology therapy for ovarian cancer. Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study using nanoparticle technology to deliver doses of chemo- and radiotherapy that specifically targeted metastasized ovarian cancer cells, eradicating the cancer and lessening the toxicities often associated with the treatment.