PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLY(2-HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE-CO-METHYL METHACRYLATE) HYDROGELS FOR SUSTAINED DELIVERY OF ANTITUMOR DRUG
Mangla Nand Singh* and Dr. D. Sasmal
Cancer is one of the diseases that contribute to the high mortality rate globally. Thus there has been need for continuous research to develop drugs and formulations to curb this disease. Cancer is fundamentally a disease at the cellular level, in which cell proliferates indefinitely. Consequently, cancer cells continue to grow and divide yielding an ever increasing mass referred to as a tumor. The tumor grows invasively, destroying surrounding body tissues. Cancer cells from this primary tumor may then spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body, where new tumors may begin to grow. Eventually the tumor load will cause death, often by physically blocking or compressing blood vessels or organs such as the brain.
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