Electricity Helps Drugs Reach Tumors (video) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption For decades, chemotherapy drugs have largely been administered using IVs. But for pancreatic tumors, which are not well vascularized, it is not easy for chemotherapy drugs to reach these hard-to-access places via blood vessels. The new device, shown here, works by using electricity to send chemotherapy drugs directly to these tumors. The video demonstrates how a drug surrogate (blue dye) is transported from the implanted device through a tissue surrogate (agarose gel) to the counter electrode. The bubble formed on the counter electrode is an inert side product of the electrochemical reaction at the electrode interface. Credit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.