Magnetic Nanoparticles Kill Tumors with Heat

Magnetic Nanoparticles Kill Tumors with Heat
Magnetic nanoparticles able to kill tumors with heat could be guided deep into the body to access cancers the syringe can’t reach.

While killing cancerous tumors with heated nanoparticles is a promising therapy, the particles are usually injected using a syringe—which won’t reach most tumors. To help expand the reaches of this treatment, the team from Oregon State University developed nanoclusters that will heat very efficiently, requiring only a few to generate enough heat to kill the tumor. These clusters could be delivered via a systemic delivery method, such as intravenous injection, and still accumulate within the tumor in enough numbers to be effectively heated.

Magnetic Nanoparticles Kill Tumors with Heat

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