Could drug-loaded implants be an effective treatment for mesothelioma? Drug-loaded implants could provide an attractive new way to target chemotherapy after surgery for mesothelioma – providing hope for patients with this aggressive type of cancer.
Mesothelioma is a rare, extremely aggressive cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs – most commonly occurring in the lining of the lungs and chest walls. More than eight out of ten cases of the disease are known to be caused by asbestos, with symptoms occurring between 20 to 50 years after first exposure. Sadly with no known cure, most patients will survive less than a year after their diagnosis.
Delivering treatments directly to the moist tissues that line many parts of our bodies is notoriously difficult. Can genetically-engineered spider silk proteins provide building blocks for new materials that stick more effectively onto these slippery surfaces?
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