Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer, and new treatments are needed. A team of researchers from China Pharmaceutical University has developed a new approach. The researchers loaded immune cells called neutrophils with a chemotherapy drug (paclitaxel), and injected the cells into mice that had recently had brain tumors removed. The inflammation caused by the cancer and surgery caused the immune cells to rush to the area. The cells released their deadly cargo, eliminating most of the remaining cancer cells. The treatment was not fully successful, but points to a new approach for cancer and other disorders.
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