Novel therapy can attack cancer cells from inside

2021-06-17

A study presented at the SNMMI Annual Meeting used PET and optical imaging to demonstrate how Cerenkov luminescence, or light from decaying radiopharmaceuticals, can activate semi-conducting polymer nanoparticles to attack cancer cells from inside the body. This therapeutic approach has significant potential as a cancer theranostics nanosystem with no limits on tissue penetration, researcher Zachary Rosenkrans said.

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