Video: Fighting Cancer Using Nanotechnology

May 2012

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Anticancer therapy may soon be carried out using nanoparticles that would home in on tumors by seeking out cells that possess mechanical properties unique to cancers. In this video, P. Jack Hoopes, Professor of Surgery and Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, discusses how iron oxide nanoparticles are being used in cancer treatment research.

Dr. Hoopes completed his D.V.M in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Pathology and Radiation Biology at the Colorado State University in 1984. His research interests include experimental cancer therapeutics including radiation, chemotherapy, hyperthermia, photodynamic therapy, and nanotechnology (iron oxide nanoparticle hyperthermia cancer treatment); animal pathology; animal models; experimental surgical technology.

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