Cancer and Nanoparticles

Cancer and Nanoparticles

A group of scientists have successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy.

Although chemotherapy treatment can be successful, there is always a risk that a person’s cancer might return.

Recent advances in cancer treatment include immunotherapy, which involves using a person’s immune system to fight cancer cells.

In the new study on mice, the scientists combined immunotherapy with copper-based nanoparticles.

The team of scientists — from KU Leuven in Belgium, the University of Bremen, the Leibniz Institute of Materials Engineering both in Germany, and the University of Ioannina in Greece —

Test involving animals do not always work with humans, so more testing will be needed.

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