A histological evaluation and in vivo assessment of intratumoral near infrared photothermal nanotherapy-induced tumor regression

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  • Purpose: Nanoparticle (NP)-enabled near infrared (NIR) photothermal therapy has realized limited success in in vivo studies as a potential localized cancer therapy. This is primarily due to a lack of successful methods that can prevent NP uptake by the reticuloendothelial system, especially the liver and kidney, and deliver sufficient quantities of intravenously injected NPs to the tumor site. Histological evaluation of photothermal therapy-induced tumor regression is also neglected in the current literature. This report demonstrates and histologically evaluates the in vivo potential of NIR photothermal therapy by circumventing the challenges of intravenous NP delivery and tumor targeting found in other photothermal therapy studies.
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  • Green HN; Crockett SD; Martyshkin DV; Singh KP; Grizzle WE; Rosenthal EL; Mirov SB
  • Start Page

  • 5093
  • End Page

  • 5102
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 1