Cancer-treating drugs can be mixed with particles that are sensitive to sound, otherwise known as ‘sonosensitive’. When ultrasound is applied to the body, those sensitive particles inside the tumour respond, causing tiny bubbles to expand then implode and pop!
This kicks cancer drugs into action from its movement, like a pinball machine, to pump cancer drugs deeper into the tumour. Tracking the popping sounds confirms the tumour has been treated in real time.
This device, from Oxford scientists at OxSonics, enables a much greater dose and better distribution of drug within the
tumour. It can be used with any cancer drug, to treat a whole range of solid tumour cancers.
Sounds ultra good, right?