A new kind of anti-cancer gel developed by researchers in Australia could be a lifesaving treatment for patients with cancers of the pancreas and lung.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology and University of Sydney have developed a new way to treat pancreatic cancer patients using a simple gel, called the Flix-FluX-Gel.
The gel has no active ingredients and no side effects.
The team says it’s the first gel to use a flammable solution that could be used in a pill, or in a cream.
The Flix Gel is a new drug delivery system that is designed to deliver a solution to a cancer patient, usually using a solution containing two chemicals called glucosamine and salicylic acid.
The solution then dissolves the cancer cells and the treatment takes about a day, according to the researchers.
The technique could be useful in the treatment of cancer of the lung, bladder or prostate.
“It’s a simple and inexpensive way of delivering chemotherapy to a patient,” said Professor Andrew Gage, lead author of the study published online in the journal Nature Medicine.
“The Flix gel is relatively inexpensive and very safe to use.”
The Flux Gel is designed as a new delivery system for chemo, the treatment for cancer.
It uses a solution of glucosamines, which is a chemical used to dissolve the cells in chemotherapy drugs.
The two compounds, glucosaminyl acetate and salicylate, are combined to form a stable liquid, which then is used to deliver the drug.
It has a number of potential applications, including in the early stages of chemotherapy, where it could be administered over a period of days or weeks to treat lung cancer.
Gage said it was a “significant breakthrough” in the fight against cancer, which was the first major medical advance in modern history.
“The goal was to deliver chemotherapy over a short period of time, with a very low risk of side effects,” he said.
“We achieved that with this new delivery method.”
Professor Gage and his team believe that the Flax Gel could be even more useful in other medical settings.
“If you’re on a ventilator, for example, you can deliver chemotherapy to the patient while the ventilators are pumping,” he explained.
“You can also deliver chemotherapy while the patient is unconscious.”
He said that it could also be used to treat the symptoms of other diseases, such as osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The research team has also been looking at using the Flox Gel in other clinical settings, including cancer treatment and cancer detection.
“We have a lot of other applications in the field of cancer detection and cancer therapies, but this is probably the most promising of them,” Gage said.
“You don’t need to be a radiologist or a surgeon to understand this is a way to deliver chemo safely.”
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