A new era for cancer treatment: gold-nanoparticle-mediated thermal therapies.


Journal Article (Review)

Nanotechnology-based cancer treatment approaches potentially provide localized, targeted therapies that aim to enhance efficacy, reduce side effects, and improve patient quality of life. Gold-nanoparticle-mediated hyperthermia shows particular promise in animal studies, and early clinical testing is currently underway. In this article, the rapidly evolving field of gold nanoparticle thermal therapy is reviewed, highlighting recent literature and describing current challenges to clinical translation of the technology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kennedy, LC; Bickford, LR; Lewinski, NA; Coughlin, AJ; Hu, Y; Day, ES; West, JL; Drezek, RA

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 183

PubMed ID

  • 21213377

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21213377

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1613-6829

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1613-6810

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/smll.201000134


  • eng