Boron neutron capture cancer therapy allows you to point out a malignant tumor cells - such
Now researchers are working to create an accelerator neutron source that will accurately deliver boron to the affected areas.
"New drugs must effectively deliver boroninto tumor cells and, bypassing healthy tissues, create in them the maximum concentration of this substance. Specialists are exploring the possibilities of three different candidates for the role of boron carrier - albumin protein molecules, aptamers (short nucleic acid sequences) and bacteriophages. In the next three years, we hope to create a drug that is associated with glioblastoma with much greater efficiency than the existing foreign analogues "
Vladimir Richter, Head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology, ICBFM SB RAS
Earlier, scientists from the University of Tokyo createdNext-generation biopharmaceuticals are nanomachines that deliver cancer drugs to hard-to-reach areas, such as the human brain.