Electroporation-Based Therapies for Cancer
From Basics to Clinical Applications
- R. Sundararajan, Purdue University, USA
Cancer kills about one American per minute, amounting to over 500,000 deaths in the United States and millions, worldwide, each year. There is a critical need for safe, effective, and affordable alternative treatment modalities, especially for inoperable, recurring, and chemo-resistant cancers, that do not respond well to current treatment regimen. An electrical-pulse-mediated, enhanced drug delivery technique known as electroporation is one way to effectively treat these patients.
This technique is especially suitable for low- and middle-income countries, where lack of infrastructure and resources leads to cancer diagnoses at late stages. This quick, safe, effective, economical, out-patient-based technique is a boon to these patients for palliative and other care with enhanced quality of life. This book features discussions by interdisciplinary authors-including practicing oncological surgeons, medical professionals, and academic and other researchers-of the basics and clinical medical applications of electroporation.
AudienceOncological surgeons, medical professionals, academic and other researchers.
- Published: July 2014
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-907568-15-2