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K-State Research Team Using Nanoparticles to Battle Cancer

Tuesday June 29, 2010

K-STATE RESEARCH TEAM USING NANOSCALE PARTICLES TO BATTLE CANCER

Forget surgery. One team of Kansas State University researchers is exploring nanoparticle-induced hyperthermia in the battle against cancer.

Since 2007 the team of Deryl Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology; Viktor Chikan, assistant professor of chemistry; Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry; Olga Koper, adjunct professor of chemistry at K-State and vice president of technology and chief technology officer for NanoScale Corporation; and Franklin Kroh, senior scientist at NanoScale Corporation, has been using iron-iron oxide nanoparticles to overheat or bore holes through cancerous tissue to kill it. The nanoparticles are coupled with a diagnostic dye. When the dye is released from the nanoparticle’s electronic sphere, it coats other cancerous tissues within the body, making cancer masses easier for medical professionals to detect.

Read the article at K-State Media Relations