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Passage of treatments at the blood-brain barrier

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Published: 11.05.18
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Prof William Elmquist - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Prof Elmquist speaks with ecancer at Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference 2018 in London about the effect of drug permeability at the blood-brain barrier on treatment prospects.

He describes potential strategies to improve drug delivery, such as inhibiting transporter proteins and utilising nanoparticles, and outlines his work with patient derived xenografts and new imaging techniques to assess treatment efficacy.

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