Updates on nanotechnology to deliver therapies?


Question from Ann: Is there any update about nanotechnology to deliver therapies in a targeted way and thus help overcome toxicity?
Answers - Andrew D. Seidman, M.D.

There is an approved chemotherapeutic agent for metastatic breast cancer known as albumin-bound nab-paclitaxel (brand name: Abraxane). This drug uses small protein particles to enhance the delivery of paclitaxel in an effort to improve effectiveness and reduce toxicity. Randomized trials have shown that this agent compares quite favorably to older taxanes Taxol and Taxotere.

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Updates from the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting. Andrew Seidman, M.D. and Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening techniques, treatment options, and more.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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