Focused ultrasound cancer drug delivery diagram

Focused ultrasound cancer drug delivery diagram

An illustration of improved delivery of anti-cancer drugs to malignancies in the brain. On the left half, focused ultrasound agitates microbubbles, which breach the blood-brain barrier, allowing drug molecules to get through. The forces also stir interstitial fluid to circulate the drug, and they also encourage the drug to cross cell membranes more easily into tumor cells. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital / Georgia Tech / Arvanitis / Askoxylakis

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Cancer Research, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Metastasis, malignancy, ultrasound, blood-brain barrier, interstitial fluid, Drug Delivery Systems, tumor vasculature, transmembrane transport
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 6, 2018 - 5:29pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 7, 2018 - 10:40am