Trial Studies Gold Nanoparticles as Way to Eliminate Localized Prostate Cancer

Trial Studies Gold Nanoparticles as Way to Eliminate Localized Prostate Cancer
A new approach that uses light-activated gold nanoparticles is being tested in a small clinical trial as a way to eliminate prostate cancer in patients with localized tumors. The method is thought to be precise enough to avoid negative effects such as incontinence and impotence, and could be an alternative to radical treatments or active monitoring. “This therapy could be life-changing for men diagnosed with prostate cancer,” Steven Canfield, MD, chair of the division of urology at Texas' McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, said in a press release. Canfield recognized the potential of the nanoparticles to treat prostate cancer and helped develop the tria
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