A Step Ahead In Cancer Treatment: Carbon Nanotubes

Srushti Sodha

Abstract


Cancer is a disease taking millions of lives worldwide. As of today, various methods have been devised in order to bring this deadly disease under control. Radiation therapy had once gained momentum over chemotherapy, but soon its disastrous side effects turned up. Hence, today we largely depend upon the chemotherapy.

Times ago, drugs had to be used in tremendously large quantities so as to produce some noticeable effects. But, as there have been advancements in newer Drug Delivery Systems, the requirement of drug quantities have decreased, as a result of which the side effects have been brought to control. One such method is discussed herein, which is the use of Carbon Nanotubes as an efficient Drug Carrier.


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