Nanotechnology Seminar Series
"Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer"
February 24, 2005
Robert Langer, Ph.D.
Institute Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer
Advances in drug delivery are creating new opportunities for cancer therapy. Our early research enabled the development of principles for controlled release of peptides and proteins, paving the way for new treatments for advanced prostrate cancer. We have also created new degradable materials that have led to new treatments for brain cancer. Drug delivery technologies including novel polymers and intelligent microchips promise to create new treatments for cancer and other illnesses. New aerosol designs as well new nanoparticle delivery systems for nucleic acids will also be discussed.