Hyperthermia cancer therapy utilizing superparamagnetic nanoparticles

Hao Yu Tseng, Chen Yi Lee, Ying Hsia Shih, Xi Zhang Lin, Gwo Bin Lee

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Abstract

This paper presents an investigation of hyperthermia cancer therapy utilizing high-frequency magnetic field to induce a temperature increase on tumor cells by using a commercially-available radiography solution containing superparamagnetic nanoparticles. The biocompatible and biodegradable materials allow us to explore hyperthermia cancer therapy in vivo or in vitro. Experimental data showed that a temperature as high as 72.4°C can be successfully generated for in vitro experiments. In-vitro testing showed that survival rate of the tumor cells can be greatly reduced. In-vivo experiments showed that the hyperthermia therapy can significantly repress the growth of liver tumors by utilizing concentrated commercial nanoparticles and temperature-sensitive hydrogel. Hydrogel used in drug delivery system was liquid at low temperature (<20°C) and became gel above 30°C. The gel can be used to secure the nanoparticles in the target tumor tissue. Furthermore, a temperature control system was designed to keep the nanoparticles at a constant temperature such that a reliable cancer therapy can be feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2007
Pages163-166
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 28
Event2007 2nd IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2007 Jan 162007 Jan 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2007

Other

Other2007 2nd IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2007
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period07-01-1607-01-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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