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Cancer therapy from within

Can a magnet really treat cancer? We welcome some of the young researchers from the famous laboratories right here at the Ri to explore the potential of nanotechnology in cancer therapy.

One of the greatest healthcare challenges facing the world today is the treatment of cancer, causing the death of 1 in every 8 humans worldwide. Current therapies are forced to resort to systemic treatments, such as chemo- and radiotherapy, which place the entire physiology under severe strain and affect healthy cells almost as much as they do the cancer cells.

The quest for viable alternatives has led clinicians as well as scientists to develop a new method - magnetic hyperthermia, which locally targets cancer and remotely activates killer agents from within. This event will explore how medical nanotechnology can be applied to treat cancer in a novel way with an experiment that demonstrates the potential of magnetic hyperthermia.


Mathew Kallumadil | talks
Prof Quentin Pankhurst | talks


Date and Time:

15 January 2009 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 20 74 09 29 92

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