express– In a world first, the new method could provide a non-invasive way to temporarily open the brain’s borders to allow tumour-fighting medication to target the cancer. The brain is shielded by a layer of specialized cells called the blood-brain barrier. It allows needed substances like oxygen and sugar in while keeping out toxic substances. But now, scientists have been able to use an advanced ultrasound technique to non-invasively, and temporarily, open the blood-brain barrier in patients who’s breast cancer had spread to their brains.
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