On of the most exciting areas of research regarding the treatment of brain tumors is nanotechnology. The opening sentences to an article called “Improved Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs into Brain” provides a quick overview of this emerging area of research:
“Diseases of the brain are notoriously challenging to treat, in large part because of the difficulty in getting therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (Hopkins CCNE) report they are one step closer to a drug-delivery system flexible enough to overcome some key challenges posed by brain cancer and other maladies affecting the brain.”
To read more, go to Improved Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs into Brain.