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by bpp30m on Tue Jan 29, 2013 07:00 AM
Has anyone heard the latest on this type of therapy? Sounds promising. Sorry, dont know how to post a link (im computer illiterate plus im at work and my son is not here to show me how :)) but its at "Journal of Neuro Oncology" and i typed in "Nanoshells for gliomas" in the search engine. Looks like theyre still testing on mice but sounds like theyre not far from human trials. probably too good to be true but Please God let this be something....
by RobinMB on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:47 AM
Well I did read this one article on putting CPT-11 in a nanoliposomal capsule to prevent the CPT-11 from damaging one's system. Is this the same thing you are talking about? I think they were doing this in San Francisco if I'm not mistaken. Keep us posted if you hear anything else.
by bpp30m on Thu Jan 31, 2013 05:59 AM
well im not sure if its the exact same thing but because the title has nano in it im sure its the same idea. not familiar with nanoliposomal yet, ill try to find that also.
the nanoshells are supposed to be gold covered silicate balls that are smaller than a blood cell. they inject a large amount of them into the bloodstream and because the tumors blood vessels are always ragged and not formed well they leak, which somehow allows the nanoshells to enter the tumor. after leaving them in for up to 24 hours, they shine some kind of infrared light for 3 seconds. the nanoshells heat up to a certain temperature and obliterates the tumor cells leaving the healthy cells just that, healthy. in one of the experiments they did on 10 mice it got rid of all cancer cells within 10 days. the cancer came back in only 3 of them while the other 7 stayed cancer free and from what im assuming, they died of natural causes. thats it in a nut shell, reading those medical articles with so many words i have to google gets really confusing. theyre definitely not in laymans terms. this specific article said these tests were being done at rice university in texas. i have got some family members that have more time than me (and are a little smarter than me) doing a little research but nothing new so far. i actually want to try and contact the lady who perfected this experiment to get the latest.... like i said, its probably too good to be true but dang, something has just GOT to happen within the next few years
by Careg on Mon Feb 04, 2013 04:38 AM
I agree the time is now
by bpp30m on Mon Feb 04, 2013 06:14 AM
found out theyre doing human trials at Baylor University. still havent found out how long theyve been going on or any results (which probably wont show any if the trial hasnt been going on for long). i emailed the lady who perfected the nanoshells named Naomi Halas Thursday but she hasnt responded yet. if i dont hear from her soon i will start calling the university to see where they are in the research.
by vwxyz on Mon Feb 04, 2013 07:03 AM
Matt, What state is Baylor University located? J.
by bpp30m on Mon Feb 04, 2013 07:43 PM
Baylor is in Waco, Texas. From what i gather about these shells, their invention in the 1950s had other purposes but the technology to perfect them didnt start to show up in the 90s . Im not quite sure how Mrs Halas figured out their potential to fight (or hopefully cure) cancer but again, im sure im getting my hopes up, but i hope theyre onto something even if its just another form of therapy better than the standard radiation and chemo. even tho the radiation and chemo has saved my sons life, hes definitely paying for it in side effects
by GBMBGONE on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:58 PM
The following is some information that i had come across on nanotechnology. Its from 2010 but still quite informative. I think this line of thinking it is very promisinhttp://minnesotafuturists.pbworks.com/f/HO+Nanotechnology+for+Cancer+16Jan2010.pptg.
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