Tumor-Targeted Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Image-guided Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

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Title: Tumor-Targeted Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Image-guided Pancreatic Cancer Therapy
Description: Investigators in the Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnership (CNPP) at Emory University have developed tumor-targeting magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for image-guided pancreatic cancer therapy. The nanoparticles deliver therapeutic agents into pancreatic cancer tumors and produce signals that can be tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This microscopy image of a tumor section (obtained from a mouse tumor model) shows the blue-stained nanoparticles selectively accumulating in the peripheral tumor area and then penetrating into tumor cells.

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Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Lily Yang, M.D., Ph.D., and Hui Mao, Ph.D.
Date Created: August 1, 2013
Date Added: July 21, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.