Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Clinical Trials for Nanotech Cancer Treatment to begin '07

This is cool. Nanotech offers the promise of great breakthroughs particularly in energy and in this case, healthcare:

By replacing surgery and conventional chemotherapy with noninvasive treatments targeted at cancerous tumors, this nanotech approach could reduce or eliminate side effects by avoiding damage to healthy tissue. It could also make it possible to destroy tumors that are inoperable or won't respond to current treatment. [...]

"With chemotherapy," Ferrari says, "we carpet bomb the patient, hoping to hit the lesions, the little foci of disease. To be able to shine the light only where you want this thing to heat up is a great advantage."
Hat Tip: Digg.com

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