Prostate Cancer has become the most diagnosed cancer in men in Canada. Nanoparticles have a myriad of unique properties, the most striking is their incredible ability to absorb light and convert this energy into intense heat. Therefore, the placement of particles to a tumor, dissipating extreme near-field energy, would cause complete ablation. In realizing this goal, we have selected multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as they afford us: 1. extreme heat generating properties, 2. easily functionalized with many different molecules, and 3. safe
without systemic toxic effects.
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