Published 13 August, 2021
The major goal of cancer therapy is to destroy cancer cells while sparing the surrounding, healthy tissue. The term ‘tumour microenvironment’ (TME) describes the area around a tumour, which typically consists of blood vessels and immune cells etc. As the TME can impact tumour progression and metastasis, finding a way to control it is high on the wishlist of researchers. For many, nanoparticles – particles of matter that generally vary between 1 and 100 nanometres in size – offer a promising solution.