Tiny tubes to treat pancreatic cancer

Doctors in the United States have suggested that nano tubes thinner than a human hair could help treat pancreatic cancer.

Nano tubes are so small it is hoped they could carry chemotherapy drugs to tumours through the gaps in blood vessel walls. It is hoped the tubes can be loaded with drugs which can then be shaken free by ultrasounds once the tube is in place to deliver the treatment. Because of the pancreases location in the body this treatment could be particularly useful to help treat pancreatic cancer patients due to the difficulty usually found in accessing the tumours.

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