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Date:7/11/2008

has been difficult to give patients an adequate dose without negative side effects," Cheresh said. "This new strategy represents the first time we've seen such an impact on metastatic growth, and it was accomplished without the collateral damage of weight loss or other outward signs of toxicity in the patient."

"Traditional cancer therapies are often limited or non-effective over time, because the toxic side effects limit the dose we can safely deliver to the patient," he said. "This new drug delivery system offers an important advance in treating metastatic disease."

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The National Cancer Institute has more about nanotechnology uses in cancer treatment.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, news release, July 7, 2008


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