Quadrapeutics’ works in preclinical study of hard-to-treat tumors: Animal tests show technology effective against aggressive cancer

Science of Singularity

June 1, 2014

The first preclinical study of the anti-cancer technology "quadrapeutics" found it to be 17 times more efficient than conventional chemoradiation therapy against aggressive, drug-resistant head and neck tumors. Credit: D. Lapotko/Rice University The first preclinical study of the anti-cancer technology “quadrapeutics” found it to be 17 times more efficient than conventional chemoradiation therapy against aggressive, drug-resistant head and neck tumors.
Credit: D. Lapotko/Rice University

What kills the most-resistant cancer cells is the intracellular synergy of these components and the events we trigger in cells,” Lapotko said. “This synergy showed a 100-fold amplification of the therapeutic strength of standard chemoradiation in experiments on cancer cell cultures.”

The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells — often by blowing them apart — without harming surrounding normal organs. The research, which is available online this week Nature Medicine, reports that Rice’s “quadrapeutics” technology was 17 times more efficient than conventional chemoradiation therapy against aggressive, drug-resistant head and neck tumors.

The work was…

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