Treating cancer metastasis with nanotechnology

Wolfson Junior Research Fellow Dr Hirak Patra has published a review article on treating cancer with nanotechnology.

Trends in Pharmacological Sciences

Senior Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellow Dr Hirak Patra has recently published a review article on the topic of treating metastatic cancer using nanotechnology, with collaborators in the US, Norway and Sweden.

Hirak Patra

Published in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, the paper Adding Nanotechnology to the Metastasis Treatment Arsenal gives an overview of the current landscape of antimetastatic treatments and clinical trails and how nanotechnology is being incorporated into these therapeutics.

Read more about the paper from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

The work was supported by a Wolfson JRF Research Allowance.

Image: The innermost circle shows the detailed steps of cancer metastasis, whereas the outer circle broadly lists the stages of the metastatic process that can be targeted therapeutically, including invasion, extravasation, and angiogenesis.