What is it about?

Skin cancers are the most common cancers in the world. We are developing a non-surgical strategy to treat skin cancers with an injectable that uses adhesive nanoparticle drug delivery in combination with immunotherapy.

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Why is it important?

If this strategy is successful, it has the potential to provide physicians with a way to treat some skin cancers without surgery, and not all patients are great candidates for surgery. This might also have implications for containing healthcare costs.

Perspectives

This was a true synergistic collaborative effort between laboratories in dermatology and biomedical engineering.

Michael Girardi
Yale University

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This page is a summary of: Nonsurgical treatment of skin cancer with local delivery of bioadhesive nanoparticles, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, February 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2020575118.
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