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Local 12: A tiny patch with the potential to beat cancer

Local 12, WKRC-TV, reports on a new clinical trial at UC looking at a patch to treat head and neck cancers.

Features local investigators Alice Tang, MD, and Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD. 

 

Photo by Colleen Kelley

two physicians hold cancer patch

Alice Tang, MD, and Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD, with the patch. "It looks like a Band-Aid, but it's actually a nanoparticle patch," said Wise-Draper. "It holds a chemo-therapeutic in it called cisplatin, which is something we commonly give to head and neck cancer patients through IV. The Band-Aid will sit on top of the tumor and then the cisplatin will be absorbed into the tumor directly." Photo / Colleen Kelley