Researchers in China say that they have developed a cancer treatment that seeks and destroys cancer cells, rather than radiate the entire body in the hopes of destroying cancer cells, which is how treatment currently works.
Scientists say that they have developed a drug delivery platform that works like an “aircraft carrier.” It finds tumor cells and injects them with medicine to attack them, making sure that they do not grow. The medicine can also trigger the body’s immune system to fight the cancerous cells too.
So far, this method has only been tested in vitro, but it shows promise. A peer-reviewed paper about the breakthrough was published in May in the journal Small, a journal that covers science at the nano and microscale.