Thursday, 27 December 2012

Gold Nanoshells to be tried for Lung Cancer Therapy


Gold Nanoshells to be tried for Lung Cancer Therapy


Recently Cancer Treatment Centres of America (CTCA) and Nanospectra Biosciences have announced that the Gold nanoshells invented at RICE have been planned to go for trial in Lung Cancer therapy. Nanospectra has already come up with Aurolase therapy, which uses heat to destroy cancer cells.
The technology is useful and also protects the healthy tissues as the nanoparticles in this case are encased inside the thin gold shell and these are absorbed by tumors. Scientists at RICE behind the research are extremely happy to see that Cancer Treatment Centre of America has come forward and will conduct trial on this unique technology.
RICE has done some extraordinary research on nanoshells and nanoparticles and has published a number of papers in various national and international journals. The present clinical trial to be conducted by Nanospectra and CTCA has not only been approved by CTCA Institutional Review Board but has also been approved by Food and Drug Administration. The clinical trial will be conducted by Dr. Mark Lund and other colleagues in Interventional Pulmonology Department and it will involve treating primary and metastatic lung cancer.
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