Journal article

Cancer Treatment through Nanoparticle-Facilitated Fenton Reaction

Hadi Ranji-Burachaloo, Paul A Gurr, Dave E Dunstan, Greg G Qiao

ACS NANO | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Currently, cancer is the second largest cause of death worldwide and has reached critical levels. In spite of all the efforts, common treatments including chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and photothermal therapy suffer from various problems which limit their efficiency and performance. For this reason, different strategies are being explored which improve the efficiency of these traditional therapeutic methods or treat the tumor cells directly. One such strategy utilizing the Fenton reaction has been investigated by many groups for the possible treatment of cancer cells. This approach is based on the knowledge that high levels of hydrogen peroxide exist within cancer cells and can be use..

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