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euronews science - New brain cancer hope

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Uploaded on Nov 25, 2010

A new technique called electroporation uses a metal rod containing a bunch of electrodes to aid chemotherapy to penetrate cancer cells.




In pre-clinical trials on treating brain cancer with these sophisticated electrodes , the results have been impressive. The next step will be clinical testing.




Julie Gehl, one of the scientists involved in developing the technique explains: "You create small cracks in each cell membrane so that the chemotherapy can penetrate better. In fact, it can be 300 times more efficient than normal."




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