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UArizona Researchers Utilize Nanotechnology In Hopes of Improving Cancer Treatment

Researchers say using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy, could be a more effective way to fight aggressive tumors. Nanotechnology targets chemotherapy directly and selectively to cancerous cells. Scientists say this can improve drug movement and therapeutic efficacy while reducing systemic toxicities. But, according to Dr. Jianqin Lu, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, that is not the only thing that makes their research impressive. "We found that our nano platform can not only increase effectiveness of the immunotherapy but also can activate our body's own memory immunity," says Dr. Lu.