New Delivery Tech Targets siRNA to Breast Cancer Cells to Suppress HER2-Positive Tumor Growth | GenomeWeb

An international team of researchers this month reported on the development of a targeted delivery system capable of shuttling siRNAs into breast cancer cells, resulting in suppression of HER2-positive tumor growth and metastasis with no evident toxicity.

According to Harvard Medical School's Judy Lieberman, who is one of the paper's authors and a co-developer of the technology, the results are highly promising but further development work will likely need to be conducted in collaboration with an industry partner.

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