Chinese scientists have developed drug therapies that can replace traditional chemotherapy for oncology therapy without the need for drugs.
Theranostic is an innovative medical field that combines the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It also led to advances in genome and nanotechnology research.
This agent was developed jointly by Hefei Institute of Physical Science and Researchers at Jiao Tong University of Shanghai.
According to the researchers, this therapy can also be useful for tumor visualization therapies through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Because of the high price and serious side effects, traditional chemotherapy drugs are limited to clinical applications. Drugs that do not use drugs with low cost and few side effects are in high demand for cancer treatment.
Chinese scientists said they integrated radiotherapy and dynamic chemotherapy with tumor-specific MRI to develop a nano platform that is useful for oncology therapy and can monitor progress with the help of MRI.
The findings were published in Biomaterials, an international journal on the scientific and clinical applications of biomaterials.