Drug sponge could minimize side effects of cancer treatment -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Drug sponge could minimize side effects of cancer treatment

11/01/2019

Image: 3D-printed absorber for endovascular treatment of liver cancer; Copyright: UCSF graphic

Proposed approach for drug capture using a 3D-printed absorber for endovascular treatment of liver cancer. The chemotherapy drug is administered intra-arterially via the hepatic artery (bottom). Excess drug is captured by the proposed absorber in the vein draining the organ.