Magnetic-targeted carrier

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Magnetic-targeted carriers are tiny beads made from particles of iron and carbon that can be attached to an anticancer drug. A magnet applied from outside the body then can direct the drug to the tumor site. This can keep a larger dose of the drug at the tumor site for a longer period of time, and help protect healthy tissue from the side effects of chemotherapy.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".