Primorye scientists suggest using nanoparticles in radiation therapy
«The scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), together with colleagues from several scientific organisations of the Far East, have made a suggestion that effectiveness of radiotherapy could be increased with the help of nanosized particles. Experiments have shown that nontoxic particles, based on iron oxide and tantalum oxide, upon introduction into the body make it possible to visualise the affected areas and to increase the radiation effect on them. The new technology has the potential to become an alternative to cancer treatment drugs that are currently in use,» the message said.
The developers said that thanks to their magnetic properties the particles can be kept in the zone of administration for a long time, which is necessary for radiotherapy. The effectiveness of treatment is meanwhile increased because of the ability of the particles themselves to increase radiation exposure.