Novel Cancer Research: Chemical Compound Injection with Ultraviolet Treatment

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers are conducting experiments that involve injecting triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) with a chemical compound.

After injection, the tumor is targeted with ultraviolet light causing it to become very acidic and self-destruct. This is called ‘photodynamic acidification’. In mice, 95% of the targeted cancer cells were dead within two hours. Because this potential chemotherapy targets only the body’s cancer cells and not healthy cells, it could be promising for hard-to-treat or reach tumors.

Read the meeting abstract from the Journal of Clinical Oncology >> here.
View a video on Facebook that illustrates this new investigation >> here.

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