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A twist on tumour targeting

Nature Materials volume 9, pages 9596 (2010) | Download Citation

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The concept of using magnetic micro- and nanoparticles for targeting solid tumours with drugs was first proposed over three decades ago, but has yet to translate into a clinical application. Rethinking the mechanistic approach could circumvent the difficulties that have stood in its way.

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  1. Jon Dobson is at the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB, UK, and in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA.  bea22@keele.ac.uk

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