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U-Iowa improves delivery of cancer-fighting molecules
Date:8/27/2009

m modified it using a process called PEGlyation.

"If you want to use siRNA effectively for clinical use, especially for cancer treatment, you need to deliver it through an injection into the bloodstream, reduce the amount of side effects and be able to improve its cost-effectiveness. Our findings may help make these things possible," Giangrande said.

Although the current study focused on prostate cancer, the findings could apply to other cancers and diseases. Giangrande said the next step is to test the optimized aptamer-siRNA compound in a larger animal model.


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Contact: Becky Soglin
becky-soglin@uiowa.edu
319-356-7127
University of Iowa
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