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Active transcytosis and new opportunities for cancer nanomedicine

New evidence suggests that the mechanism of nanoparticle entry into solid tumours may be driven by an active process. This insight paves the way for approaches to enhance the efficiency of nanomedicine delivery by harnessing active transport mechanisms, and encourage researchers to rethink how tumours are treated.

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Fig. 1: Active and passive mechanisms for in vivo nanoparticle delivery.


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Pandit, S., Dutta, D. & Nie, S. Active transcytosis and new opportunities for cancer nanomedicine. Nat. Mater. 19, 478–480 (2020).

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