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Early Tests Find Nanoshell Therapy Effective Against Brain Cancer


February 2, 2011

Jennifer West Researchers from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have successfully destroyed tumors of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumors with heat. The study appears in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology. The researchers reported that four of seven mice that received the new treatment for glioma tumors had no signs of cancer more than three months after treatment. Full Story

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