New Nanoparticle Reveals Cancer Treatment Effectiveness in Real Time
March 29, 2016
(Physorg) – A new technique developed in pre-clinical models by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers a new approach and a read out on the effectiveness of chemotherapy in as few as eight hours after treatment. The technology can also be used for monitoring the effectiveness of immunotherapy. Using a nanoparticle that delivers a drug and then fluoresces green when cancer cells begin dying, researchers were able to visualize whether a tumor is resistant or susceptible to a particular treatment much sooner than currently available clinical methods.