Navigation Links
Small Implant To Check On Cancer

Scientists from US are refining measures to use microscopic particles that will stick to chemicals in cancer cells// and will show up during scans. This technique is yet to be tested on humans. These implants could let the doctor know about the extent of spread of cancer cells and the effect of drugs on them.

The current procedure of scans and blood test do not highlight the extent of drug penetration in to the tumor. For doctors, it is an uphill task to find out about the appropriate dose of a cancer drug or its efficacy.

Microscopic nanoparticles made out of iron oxide and coated with a sugar called dextran are being used in the project undertaken by a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). These tiny particles are coated with antibodies, immune system components which can attach itself to specific molecules inside cancer cells. These particles cluster together whenever the target molecules are present which can be spotted while MRI scanning.

The tiny silicon container that houses the nanoparticles are important as it permits the chemical reaction to take place without nanoparticles getting dispersed out of the cancer tumor. This enables the doctor to have long term and detailed view of cancer conditions. Currently the team is perfecting a few tests which can be tried out in humans. The team is optimistic that the particles can be grouped together by human chorionic gonadotrophin, which is a hormone produced by few cancers and in pregnant women.

Cancer Research UK medical director Professor John Toy while welcoming these tests said that there is a long way for such tests to reach its desirable results.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smallpox as Biological Weapons?
2. Is Smallpox Threat Real ?
3. Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer
4. Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly
5. Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine
6. Small aneurysms best left untouched
7. Small lumps in breast if not treated may cause long-term harm
8. Third generation Small pox vaccine from Cell-culture
9. CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers
10. Brain of Cocaine Addicts Smaller In Size
11. Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet ... product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural ... two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for ... is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their offering. ... Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart Structures, ... involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that ... such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: