New Chemotherapy Procedure Could End With Hair Loss And Other Side Effects
It Consists Of A Spray That Is Applied To The Tissues Near The Tumor Cells
One of the consequences of chemotherapy is hair loss, which also depends on the type of drug used. The reason is that the drug attacks all the fast-growing cells, which include cancer cells, but also include hair cells, besides other harmful side effects due to its toxicity. Unfortunately, the chemotherapy drug does not discriminate between these and attacks them all. Recently, researchers have developed a chemotherapy treatment consisting of a spray that is applied to the tissue surface near the cancerous cells. It is expected to lower the risk of toxicity and have better healing effects. It has not been patented before because it is not easy to determine the genetic chemotherapy code. It can also attach itself to tumor cells swimming in bodily fluids using a protein glue derived from marine mussels, which attach themselves to rocks. The treatment includes drug-carrying nanoparticles which enter the cancer cells, destroying them but do not affect healthy cells. These nanoparticles also respond to pH, so that they remain inactive until they reach the acidic environment of a tumor. Click here for more details.