Updated on 20 June 2013
Ms Edurne Berra, researcher with CIC bioGUNE, explained that, "The local application of the magnetic field facilitates the release of the pharmaceutical drug and increases its cytotoxic effect on the cancer cells."
She further added, "The system studied not only enables encapsulating other types of pharmaceutical drugs other than doxorubicin, but it will also be able to incorporate molecules that recognize particular types of cancer cells. Moreover, it can be used for diagnosing the cancer with magnetic resonance and even in theragnosis, i.e. simultaneous diagnosis and drug therapy".