Cancer treatment using the nanofiber mesh with self-heating/anticancer drug release functions

· TGI - Cancer
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A research team headed by Dr. Mitsuhiro Ebara, a MANA Scientist of the Biomaterials Unit of the  International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA, NIMS) developed a new nanofiber mesh which is capable of simultaneously realizing thermotherapy (hyperthermia) and chemotherapy (treatment with anticancer drugs) of tumors.

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Using this nanofiber mesh, the team succeeded in efficiently inducing natural death (apoptosis) of epithelial cancer cells.

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