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Cancer killer

Wei Chen

UTA was awarded U.S. and international patents on a nanoparticle material that can be activated by light, microwave, X-ray, or ultrasound to kill multiple kinds of cancers.

"This new nanoparticle material has many properties that improve upon traditional photodynamic cancer therapies, where light is used to activate a particle that kills cancer cells," says inventor and physics Professor Wei Chen. These advantages include reduced side effects for patients, as healthy cells are not affected by treatment; low cost; ease of manufacture; and applicability to multiple cancers.

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