Treating metastatic cancer with nanotechnology

  title={Treating metastatic cancer with nanotechnology},
  author={Avi Schroeder and Daniel A. Heller and Monte M Winslow and James E Dahlman and George W. Pratt and Robert Langer and Tyler 8 Jacks and Daniel G Anderson},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
Metastasis accounts for the vast majority of cancer deaths. The unique challenges for treating metastases include their small size, high multiplicity and dispersion to diverse organ environments. Nanoparticles have many potential benefits for diagnosing and treating metastatic cancer, including the ability to transport complex molecular cargoes to the major sites of metastasis, such as the lungs, liver and lymph nodes, as well as targeting to specific cell populations within these organs. This… CONTINUE READING