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Getting drugs to their targets
with significant side effects reduction

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Why?

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

states that cancer is the second most common cause of deaths in the EU, next to the diseases of the circulatory system. In the year 2012, 29.2% of deaths among men and 22.5% of deaths among women were caused by cancer alone.

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The most common cancers in males:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
ManWoman
Chart 22.5%

The most common cancers in females:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
Currently used anticancer therapies are a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. All these methods increase the risk of healthy tissues damage, especially due to the limited targeting.

The main side effects of chemotherapy

  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Skin problems
  • Long-term effects on lungs
  • Long-term effects on kidneys
  • Long-term effects on heart
  • Long-term effects on nerves and hearing
  • Long-term effects on testosterone level
  • Secondary malignancies
  • Fertility problems
  • Chemo brain