A group of scientists from Northern California (Stanford University) has developed a "guided missiles chemotherapy." The new method allows to deliver the drug exclusively to the cancer cells. Healthy cells from the damaging effects of chemotherapy not suffer.
Most modern chemotherapy drugs act in varying degrees on the entire body. The usual case, when the patient after taking these drugs are experiencing serious discomfort and problems with various organs and entire systems. The new method allows to reduce the harm from chemotherapy to an absolute minimum.
Thanks to special protein molecules of the chemotherapeutic agent can Wade through the whole body and act only in cancerous tumors. Protein is engaged in the direct delivery of medications to the center of the hearth. Scientists call transport system knottin.
It is also noteworthy that the developed method of drug delivery increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy. In experiment with laboratory animals, scientists were able to overcome pancreatic cancer.