Nanomedicine: Delivering the Cure

World-renowned Nanotechnologist and Oncologist Dr. Esther Chang of Georgetown University has developed a nano-delivery system that uses minute nanoparticles to not only accurately locate and attach to cells in primary tumors, but also target and attach to cancer cells that have metastasized to other parts of the body.

Because of their special targeting capability, not just their small size, nanoparticles can pass readily through the blood-brain barrier and other compromised areas, which most standard chemotherapeutic agents fail to do.

Thanks to Dr. Chang’s pioneering work, even those with advanced stage cancers stand a fighting chance of surviving cancer.

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