Nanotechnology and Cancer Treatment
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 71 , Segment 3
Episode: Grad Jobs Outlook, Sniffing Robots, Chocolate and Depression
- May 27, 2015 9:00 pm
- 19:39 mins
Guest: Ramazan Asmatulu, Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering Professor at Wichita State University A cancer diagnosis is bad. The treatment is bad, too. And the after-effects of the treatment are bad. But magnetic nanoparticles have shown promise in getting chemotherapy drugs to cancer tumors in a more targeted way, so there’s less collateral damage to surrounding cells. The particles can take many shapes—but are incredibly small: 100,000 times smaller than a human hair . That’s not just invisible to the naked eye—but even to most conventional microscopes.