Nanoparticles for Thermal Cancer Therapy

TitleNanoparticles for Thermal Cancer Therapy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDay, ES, Morton, JG, West, JL
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Volume131
Issue7
Pagination074001
Date Published2009
ISSN01480731
Keywordsbiomagnetism; cancer; hyperthermia; infrared spectra; nanoparticles; radiation therapy; radiofrequency heating; tumours
Abstract

Advances in nanotechnology are enabling many new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in cancer. In this review, examples where nanoparticles are employed to induce localized heating within tumors are explored. Approaches to nanoparticle-mediated thermal therapy include absorption of infrared light, radio frequency ablation, and magnetically-induced heating. These approaches have demonstrated high efficacy in animal models, and two are already in human clinical trials.

DOI10.1115/1.3156800
Short TitleJ Biomech Eng
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