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“Treating Tumours: Golden slingshot” I. Cancer treatments by nanoparticle a. Doxil; Taxol; Abraxane i. Packaging aids the delivery of the drug and reduces its toxic side-effects. II. New Nano treatments a. Jennifer West’s lab, Rice University, Houston, Texas (Nanospectra Biosciences, Dr West’s commercial partner) i. beacons for the delivery of doses of energy that destroy cancer cells physically ii. Dr West has constructed gold “nanoshells” that either absorb light or scatter it iii. Dr West then paints a layer of gold
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Unformatted text preview: iv. They absorb infra-red light, cauterize cancer cells b. MagForce Nanotechnologies, Berlin i. particles are injected directly into the target tumour ii. heated using alternating magnetic fields c. Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences of Rockville, Maryland i. Aurimune, a solid-gold nanoparticle that carries a dose of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) d. Calando Pharmaceuticals, of Pasadena, California i. camptothecin, and the nanoparticle is made from a strand of sugar molecules. The result: Cyclosert...
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