Heating Tumors to Death using Functionalized Fe 3 O 4 Magnetic Nanoparticles

@inproceedings{Ningthoujam2012HeatingTT,
  title={Heating Tumors to Death using Functionalized Fe 3 O 4 Magnetic Nanoparticles},
  author={Raghumani Singh Ningthoujam and Rajesh Kumar Vatsa and Amit Kumar and B N Pandey},
  year={2012}
}
Application of Magnetic Nanoparticles (MN) has emerged as a potential mode of hyperthermia, a modality for cancer therapy, in which temperature of a tumor is increased beyond physiological temperature up to 40-43 °C. We have prepared Fe 3 O 4 magnetic nanoparticles (Fe 3 O 4 -MN), which were surface-functionalized with polyethylene glycol (Fe 3 O 4 -PEG-MN) and oleic acid (Fe 3 O 4 -OAMN) to make them water and lipid soluble, respectively; as well as to control their size. The particle sizes… CONTINUE READING