German and US researchers at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam's University Hospital have revealed that they have developed a "chemo bomb", which is more effective than chemotherapy.
The researchers combined chemotherapy and hyperthermia by introducing the drugs into the blood stream after wrapping them in fat globules. They claim that allowing these globules to burst inside the body will get the drugs to the desired target area in an effective manner, Xinhua reported.
"During their journey through the blood stream, they do not damage other healthy cells. By heating the tumor up to 42 degrees, the globules burst as soon as they are in the tumor, and the chemotherapy drugs are only then freed," said Timo ten Hagen of the Laboratory of Experimental Surgical Oncology of Erasmus MC.
The researchers also said that such a process avoids the side effects of traditional chemotherapy like hair loss and irritated mucous membranes.