Temperature Sensitive Liposomes in Anti Cancer Therapy
Liposomes were discovered in mid 1960s and were depicted as cell membrane models. Deeper understandings, nontoxic nature of these liposomes combined with hyperthermia paved new path for their effective use in Cancer treatments. The drug is placed in the heat/temperature sensitive liposomes and is administered using suitable catheter. When these sensitive liposomes come into contact with tumor cells the phospholipid layers get dissolved and releases the drug in the targeted area.
My presentation includes:
a) Introduction to Liposomes
b) Hyperthermia – role in cancer treatment
c) Formulation of temperature sensitive liposomes
d) Ultrasound Apparatus in Hyperthermia
Keywords: Liposomes, Hyperthermia, Formulation of liposomes, Tomographic ultrasound probe