Oncology Central

Magnetic nanoparticles in cancer therapy: how can thermal approaches help?


The limitations of conventional anticancer therapies (such as moderate therapeutic efficacy, drug resistance, severe adverse reactions, low concentration of therapeutics at the site of action and/or conventional drugs fast renal clearance, etc.) [1] call for novel and often combined anticancer approaches. chemotherapy and radiation therapy are thus increasingly combined with hyperthermia, a local, regional or whole body heating, obtained by microwave, radiofrequency, ultrasound energy or, more recently, magnetism.

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