Taking aim at gastric cancer

A novel drug, named ‚FerriIridium,‘ can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is possible because of the higher amount of iron present there, report scientists. Selective activation reduces undesired side effects.

Quelle: Sciencedaily