Therapeutic Application of Cell Microencapsulation in Cancer

  • Brian Salmons
  • Walter H. Gunzburg
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 670)


Although cell encapsulation technologies were originally developed for the treatment of acquired and genetic diseases such as diabetes, they can also be applied to the treatment of a variety of solid tumours. There are a number of strategies aimed at treating tumours with encapsulated cells and most of these are reviewed in this chapter. Many of these strategies have shown promise in preclinical studies and clinical trials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Salmons
    • 1
  • Walter H. Gunzburg
    • 2
  1. 1.Austrianova Singapore Pte Ltd.Centros SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Institute of VirologyUniversity of Veterinary MedicineViennaAustria

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