Nanocell refers to a drug delivery platform consisting of a polymer-bound chemotherapeutic drug combined with a lipid-bound anti-angiogenesis drug.Angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels, plays a major role in the development of a tumor. For tumor cells cut off from the blood supply can eventually develop “reactive resistance” to hypoxia. These resistant cancer cells could be killed by chemotherapeutic drugs, but once the vasculature to the tumor has been cut off, there is no way for chemotherapy to be delivered.
Related Journals: Nano Research and Applications, BioNanoScience, Nano Research and Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry.
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