Near-infrared-induced IR780-loaded PLGA nanoparticles for photothermal therapy to treat breast cancer metastasis in bones
Nanodrug-based cancer therapy, especially when treating bone metastases, faces the problem of limited therapeutic efficacy. In this work, we reported a photothermally triggered nanomaterial based on IR780-entrapped poly-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) nanoparticles (IR780@PLGA NPs) for the photothermal therapy of bone metastases of breast cancer, in which IR780 converted light into heat to play a role in “burning” the tumors. Anti-tumor therapy studies showed the impressive effectiveness of IR780@PLGA NPs in the photothermal therapy (PTT) of bone metastases. As a result, the IR780@PLGA NPs show a great potential for controlling the bone metastases of breast cancer.