- Cancer cells are vulnerable to heat and can be targeted with magnetic particles
- They latch onto the tumorous cells and a magnetic field causes them to warm up
- This increases their susceptibility to chemo drugs carried by the nanoparticles
Chemotherapy could be up to 34 per cent more effective thanks to a new technique which combines the treatment with magnetic particles that fry cancerous cells.
Researchers at University College London found the combination of heat and chemo drugs makes the process more effective.
Tiny magnetic nanoparticles attach themselves to the cancerous cells of a tumour and also carry the chemotherapy drug.