magnetic-targeted carrier

Definition / meaning of magnetic-targeted carrier

A tiny bead made from particles of iron and carbon that can be attached to an anticancer drug. A magnet applied from outside the body then can direct the drug to the tumor site. This can keep a larger dose of the drug at the tumor site for a longer period of time, and help protect healthy tissue from the side effects of chemotherapy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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