Nanoparticles Target Glioblastoma


Submitted by Fred Lam of the Floyd Lab in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT


This multiphoton image depicts red fluorescent labelled nanoparticles carrying antitumor drugs that have crossed the blood-brain barrier and are targeting a green fluorescent labelled human glioblastoma brain tumor that was implanted and grew in the brain of a mouse. We are now conducting in vivo trials using these particles to deliver combination therapies to mice containing brain tumors in hopes of finding novel and more effective therapies of treating glioblastoma.