Nanoparticles can kill cancer cells on the move
The wonderful Deanna sent me this article last week from the BBC. It had the title “sticky balls” and I wasn’t sure what it was about. After I read it, I realised that it was actually very interesting for anyone with mets or metastases (cancer movement).
Apparently scientists at Cornell University have designed nanoparticles. These particles can kill cancer cells.
It is all down to a protein. This protein is called Trail. Trail is injected into the tumour or blood and it then seeks out blood cells. These proteins would latch on to any parts of the main tumour as it tries to spread.
What we think?
The article says that this is available in clinical trials at the moment. It sounds very interesting and could be the saviour for many metastatic breast cancers.