Il cancer it is no longer as scary as it used to be, because many are recovering from this disease and also because research is making great strides, even Italian research, to try to defeat the disease with new technologies. It is news in the last few hours, for example, that a new drug composed of nanoparticles has been developed that can penetrate directly into the metastases caused by breast cancer in organs such as lungs and liver, destroying them completely.
For now, the new nanopharmaceutical was tested on mice, with results defined as '' astonishing ''. Human tests will also start soon, as stated in the research, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the result of the work of a team of researchers from the Houston Methodist Research Institute, led by Mauro Ferrari.
The nanopharmaceutical (scientifically called iNPG-pDox), as Mauro Ferrari tells us, '' is shown to be able to completely cure lung and liver metastases in animal models, i.e. in mice with breast cancer. In fact, about 50% of guinea pigs reach complete recovery, with a human equivalent of over twenty years of life without evidence of residual tumor ''.
It is a great result, given that "there are currently no therapies available for metastatic cancers, of mammary origin or of any other origin. '' In short, new hope for patients, especially for those who are terminal or who considered themselves as such.