Cancer cure hope as new injection method targets tumours at source
The side-effects of cancer treatments could be reduced and cure rates improved by using a new injection targeting the areas effected by the disease, Scottish researchers have claimed.
Injecting drugs into the arteries of cancer patients, rather than veins, could be more effective in reaching head and neck cancer tumours, a study found.
Engineers and scientists at the University of Glasgow and NHS Lothian said the approach, if successful in potential human trials next year, could also be applied to other cancers.
Usually, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are administered through a “drip” in the arm, spreading the chemotherapy drugs throughout the patient’s body, including the cancer... read more
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