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Nanoparticle Drug Delivery is Allowing Doctors to Outsmart Cancer

 - Jan 31, 2017
Using new nanoparticle drug delivery and tiny, high-tech tools, doctors have been able to better treat cancer. Nanoscale-sized particles full of different drug options can be sent into the patient's tumor in order to test potential choices while causing minimal harm. This is instead of having to pick one drug and potentially weakening the body, and wasting time if it the drug is ineffective.

Invented by Avi Schroeder and his team from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the nanoparticle drug delivery system is able to test five or 10 drugs at the same time with little to no consequence. Essentially building minuscule drug trials, this approach helps to narrow down the best course of action without wasting too much time.