Targeted Cancer Treament Delivery
through the Vasculature
Medicines are delivered into the human body through a variety of means, pills, capsules, inhalants and even patches. These different methods are used for different types of medicine depending on the need and the properties of the drug. One of the most often used methods is the direct injection of the medicine into the blood stream. This could be a single injection done through a needle and syringe or a slow delivery through an IV. Although this is an effective method of delivering a variety of treatments, it often greatly limits the effectiveness of cancer therapeutics. Two of the greatest challenges of delivering cancer therapeutics through the vasculature are targeted delivery and improving stability in the blood stream. Both of these areas are being actively studied by biomedical engineers all over the United States and abroad.
Through this website, I hope to give a brief introduction to the current research as well as some ideas that I have dreamed up relating to this problem.
The website is divided into 3 sections: