Potential Cancer Treatment Using Microwaves and Nanoparticles to Target Deep Tumors

October 12, 2016

(Nanowerk) – Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors. “Our new method using microwaves can propagate through all types of tissues and target deeply situated tumors,” said Wei Chen, UTA professor of physics and lead author of the study published this month in he Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.