Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: fresh insight -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: fresh insight

02/20/2018

Image: representation of light-activated cancer drugs; Copyright: Robbin Vernooij/University of Warwick

Completely inactive and non-toxic in the dark, the treatment can be inserted into cancerous areas, its functions triggered only when directed light hits it – causing the compound to degrade into active platinum and releasing ligand molecules to attack cancer cells.