Tissue-Penetrating Light Releases Chemotherapy Inside Cancer Cells

Author: Newswise
UCLA Health System
Conference/Journal: Newswise
Date published: 2014 Feb 20
Other: Word Count: 80

Newswise — Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have developed an innovative technique that can carry chemotherapy safely and release it inside cancer cells when triggered by two-photon laser in the infrared red wave length. Drs. Jeffrey Zink, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Fuyu Tamanoi, professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, and colleagues published their findings in the journal Small online ahead of print on February 20, 2014.