Dr. Masaharu Seno of Okayama University and Ensuiko Sugar Refining Co., Ltd developed a missile therapy for cancer cells by directly shooting cancer cells with an anticancer drug capsule.
・They added sugar to the anticancer drug, Pacitaxel
・This made the Paclitaxel highly water soluble
・Add Trastuzumab to the surface of Liposome
・This made it possible to bond with certain cancer cells
This technology made it possible to deliver the anticancer drug only to certain cancer cells without reacting to normal cells. According to Nikkan Kokyo Shimbun, even in the experiment where they applied a fatal dose of Paclitaxel to the mouse, the mouse survived and was able to suppress growth of the tumor.
Since this method does not function to normal cells, it would be possible to control side affects, which is the largest issue of anticancer drugs. We hope that it would soon be put into practical use.
Translated by Elena