Selective killing Of Brain Tumor Cells Using Magnetic Nanoparticles

In this approach, magnetic biocompatible iron-oxide nanoparticles are directly injected into the tumor and subsequently stimulated by an external alternating magnetic field. When this occurs, the nanoparticles generate heat selectively killing the tumor cells. I like this approach because it is a method of destroying tumor tissues without the harsh side effects of radiation or chemotherapy. Furthermore, the nanoparticles remain in the brain so they can be used again if the cancer returns. The following is a link to a clinical trail using this approach.
Clinical Study Results for Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme using Magnetic Nanoparticles.


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