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Oncoimmunology. 2012 Jan 1;1(1):100-102.

Targeting platelet function to improve drug delivery.

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Immune Disease Institute; Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Children's Hospital Boston; Department of Pediatrics; Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA USA.


Thrombocytopenia-induced tumor hemorrhage improves drug delivery to tumors. This phenomenon presents a new way to increase drug efficacy with minimal side effects. Combining anti-platelet treatment with therapeutic drugs may help us in the search for more effective ways to fight cancer.

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