United States: Melanoma as have been considered by many experts as deadliest form of skin cancer, the researchers have been working to search for its effective treatment against disease. However, now the scientists have developed a revolutionary ‘Skin Patch’ with the mironeedles, which will deliver the cancer immunotherapy drugs directly to the site of the Melanoma.
As it is shown in the study, the Patch is implanted with the microneedles, thus, it can have more effective targeting melanoma even better and much effective than that of other immunotherapy treatment options, as shown in the research.
Melanoma or Malignant Melanoma is one of the types of cancer, and it is mainly developed from the pigment- containing cells which are called melanocytes. As it is commonly found in the skin, it can rarely be seen in the mouth, intestines or eyes.
Moreover, notably, in United Kingdom and United States there are 14500 and 76000 people, respectively diagnosed with the said disease, every year. Also, if such disease identified earlier, then it is notably offering five- year’s survival rate, as per experts.
By surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, the disease is typically treated. But now a newer type of treatment is being developed by the scientists, where immune system of the body is boosted to fight off the disease.
As the method is using microneedles, which are filled with antibodies for helping T cells in the immune system and attack cancer cells. Thus, as per the statements which the scientists sought in connection with this development, the patch is more effective than injections or drug cocktails.
It is also made clear by the researchers that, the T- cells for doing their jobs properly, would depend on specialized receptors for differentiate healthy cells from cancer cells.
Also, as per Dr. Zhen Gu- assistant professor in the programme, the team of scientists are excited about his technique and they are also seeking funding for pursuing further studies and potential clinic translation. The Nano Letters published the Study as was noted.