Targeted Photoimmunotherapy Approach for Cancer Moves Forward

Targeted Photoimmunotherapy Approach for Cancer Moves Forward

April 25, 2016, by NCI Staff
Killing Cancer Cells with the Help of Infrared Light – Photoimmunotherapy

 

Near-infrared photoimmunotherapy uses an antibody–photoabsorber conjugate that binds to cancer cells. When near-infrared light is applied, the cells swell and then burst, causing the cancer cell to die. Photoimmunotherapy is in clinical trials in patients with inoperable tumors.

https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2016/photoimmunotherapy-cancer

ref Hisataka Kobayashi

 

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