Dialing up chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer with ultrasound

Posted by on May 25, 2016 6:05 pm
Categories: health

By enhancing the ability of cells to absorb chemotherapeutics, researchers have nearly doubled the median patient survival time from diagnosis in a phase I clinical trial. Researchers have combined a laboratory ultrasound technique called ‘sonoporation’ with the commercially-available chemotherapy compound Gemcitabine to increase the porosity of pancreatic cells with microbubbles and to help get the drug into cancer cells where it is needed.

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