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May 28th, 2009

Nanotechnology Provides New Possibilities for Cancer Treatments

Abstract:
Researchers say that carbon nanotubes may be effective in targeting cancerous tumors and may one day be an integral aspect of cancer treatment.

An article released in the Journal of Biomedical Optics discusses a new approach to the detection, tracking and killing of cancer cells. "In vivo Raman flow cytometry for real-time detection of carbon nanotube kinetics in lymph, blood, and tissues," was co-authored by Dr. Alex Biris and Dr. Vladimir P. Zharov of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Dr. Biris says that, "by using Raman spectroscopy, we showed that it is possible not only to monitor and detect nanomaterials moving through the circulation, but also to detect single cancer cells tagged with carbon nanotubes." This new approach allows scientists to track cancer cells in the body and offers a different and possible more effective way to treat cancer from previous methods.

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