One of the better lay explanations of how nano cancer drugs work by Dr. Oliver Fetzer of Cerulean Pharma, and how they allow for more precise management of toxicities of the various drugs needed to kill or contain cancer cells. As we all know with cancer, the treatment is almost worst than the disease, given the side effects, short and longer term. Quote:
Finding a cure needs to be the end-goal, and I think we ultimately can cure cancer. But in terms of what is achievable, in a time horizon that’s meaningful for patients, it comes down to converting cancer from a death sentence to a manageable disease. I think the way to do that is with cocktails of drugs that shut down multiple cancer pathways.