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June 20th, 2007

The 'golden bullet' that kills cancer

Abstract:
A 'golden bullet' treatment for cancer that tracks down tumours before wiping them out with a blast of heat is to be tested on patients within weeks, it has emerged.

The 'seek and destroy' technique uses an injection of microscopic glass spheres, coated in gold, which seek out potentially deadly cancers in the body.

Once enough spheres have flocked to the tumour, doctors 'activate' them using a low energy beam of light.

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