ThermoDox® enhances the efficacy of doxorubicin by encapsulating it with Celsion's proprietary lysolipid thermally sensitive liposomes (LTSL). These heat-sensitive liposomes change structure when heated to a specific temperature (via a heat source like RFA), creating openings in the liposome that release doxorubicin directly into the targeted tumor and surrounding tissue. While the RFA targets the tumor, ThermoDox® delivers higher concentrations of chemotherapy directly to the tumor site, capturing micrometastases (tumors too miniscule to be detected) outside of the RFA ablation zone, which are most commonly responsible for post-treatment disease recurrence. In animal models, ThermoDox® has been shown to deliver 25 times more doxorubicin into tumors than intravenous doxorubicin, and five times more doxorubicin than standard liposomal formulations of the drug. Additionally, ThermoDox® is less permeable across normal blood vessels than free doxorubicin, minimizing systemic toxicity.
About Celsion Corporation
Celsion is a leading oncology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative cancer drugs. The company is focused on advancing its heat-mediated, tumor-targeting drug delivery platform to address difficult-to-treat cancers. Celsion has research, license, or commercialization agreements with leading institutions including the National Institutes of Health, Duke University Medical Center, University of Hong Kong, the University of Pisa, the UCLA Department of Medicine, the Kyungpook National University Hospital, the Beijing Cancer Hospital and the University of Oxford. For more information on Celsion, visit our website: http://www.celsion.com.
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