cancer Cancer Discovery

Blowing Bubbles for Cancer Treatment

Microbubbles delivered via gas embolotherapy could provide a vehicle for cutting off blood supply and delivering drugs.  Embolization -- the use of various techniques to cut off the blood vessels that feed tissue growth -- has gained traction over the past few decades to treat cancerous tumors. This method of starving tumors of blood supply and nutrients is less invasive than surgery and typically involves injecting drugs (chemoembolization) or lodging