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Small. 2011 Jan 17;7(2):169-83. doi: 10.1002/smll.201000134. Epub 2010 Dec 14.

A new era for cancer treatment: gold-nanoparticle-mediated thermal therapies.

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William Marsh Rice University, Dept. of Bioengineering MS-142, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892, USA.

Abstract

Nanotechnology-based cancer treatment approaches potentially provide localized, targeted therapies that aim to enhance efficacy, reduce side effects, and improve patient quality of life. Gold-nanoparticle-mediated hyperthermia shows particular promise in animal studies, and early clinical testing is currently underway. In this article, the rapidly evolving field of gold nanoparticle thermal therapy is reviewed, highlighting recent literature and describing current challenges to clinical translation of the technology.

PMID:
21213377
DOI:
10.1002/smll.201000134
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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