Targeted Gold Nanoparticles and Noninvasive Radio Fields Attack Pancreatic Carcinoma
News Jan 14, 2011
Studies found that noninvasive radiofrequency (RF) fields were effective in controlling relatively large malignant pancreatic tumors. Additionally, this process took place without any injury to surrounding tissue or changes in non-human subject behavior.
The manuscript describes the process as non-human subjects are exposed to 10 minutes of nonionizing radiofrequency (RF) radiation followed by 36 hours of treatment using targeted gold nanoparticles (AuNP). This revolutionary design shows that the Kanzius RF machine alongside these particular nanoparticles create an effective formula for controlling pancreatic cancer cells.
"John Kanzius, who created the RF device, once envisioned a cancer treatment that would be both effective and have zero side effects," remarked Curley, Chief of Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery and Program Director of Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Care at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. "These experiments demonstrate that the Kanzius RF device controls pancreatic cancer cells without any damage to nearby cells, or normal tissues and organs. We still have a lot of work to do but this is an important proof of principle."
"Every day, our team at the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation works to help fund this incredible research," said Mark Neidig, Executive Director of KCRF. "These recent findings bring us one step closer to producing an effective, noninvasive cancer treatment that doesn't have the side effects associated with current treatments like chemotherapy and radiation."
This manuscript "Noninvasive Radiofrequency Field Destruction of Pancreatic Andenocarcinoma Xenografts Treated with Targeted Gold Nanoparticles" can be found using this link: http://www.kanziuscancerresearch.org/research/published_research_manuscripts .
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