Hyderabad: A team of researchers from IIT-Hyderabad along with others have developed an efficient combination therapy for the treatment of cancer.
The researchers in collaboration with those from the University of Hyderabad, IIT-Bombay and Bose Institute in Kolkata have developed a synergetic combination of Photothermal therapy and chemotherapy using a naturally derived anticancer agent and shown its efficacy in destroying cancer cells, a press release said on Tuesday.
Combination therapy, which combines more than one therapeutic procedure, is being increasingly considered for the treatment of cancer as it can deal with the heterogeneity of cancer cells in addition to providing synergic therapeutic effects, it said.
This research was led at IIT Hyderabad by Aravind Kumar Rengan, Assistant Professor, Department of Bio-Medical Engineering.
What is Cancer Therapy?
Cancer therapy describes the treatment of cancer in a patient, often with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Targeted therapies are also available for some cancer types. A cancer patient might receive many different types of therapy, including those aimed at relieving the symptoms of cancer, such as pain.