Scientists from Belarus and the United States will oppose the cancer with the help of gold nanoparticles. The results of a joint experimental project have been published in one of the most respected magazines in the world of science. The article holds first place in the citation index.
The study itself was conducted in America, but the idea derives from Belarus completely. Scientists were working together. The method was successfully tested on laboratory mice. Special cells of neck and head cancer were grafted onto the mice.
As a result, a new approach was developed to detect residual cancer cells, which also contributes to their destruction.
Igor Belotserkovsky, head of the research group on head and neck tumors, Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after N.N. Alexandrov:
The effect is that colloidal gold labeled with antibodies selectively accumulates in the tumor or cancer cell. The impact of a laser causes the formation of plasma nanobubbles around the gold and destruction of the cancer cell. In the control group and the test group the grafted tumor was removed. The main result is that a group of 100 test animals recorded 100% survival rate.
Cancers of the head and neck in the overall structure of cancer make up to 4%. With regard to clinical trials of the Belarusian-American development, it is too early to talk about timing. 3-4 years from the start of research may pass before the product hits the market.