Summary #1448

Yale researchers develop injection to treat skin cancer

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  • Experimental treatment for skin cancer is based on injecting polymer-based nanoparticles with chemotherapy stuff straight into tumors.
  • Turns out that nanoparticles are key, because when chemo is injected into tumors without nanoparticles, it’s much less effective.
  • Because of this, they can use more powerful chemo that won’t affect the whole body, but only affect the tumor, and get rid of it with one injection.
  • The creators of this treatment are seeking to commercialize it in collaboration with a bio-research startup.

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