Topic: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/janu … ticles.htm

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Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

Marion:
MD Anderson and of other cancer centers are also working on nanoparticles using the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. A Radio-frequency Coupling Network for Heating of Citrate-coated Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy: Design and Analysis.

http://www.kanziuscancerresearch.org

Sounds promising!! And the Dr. in Pittsburgh only works with the human liver. This will be a wonderful advancement not only for cc but for many other cancers.

Kris

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Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

Kris...while we are at it:
http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news … ancer.html

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Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

I find this very interesting. It's tempting to find out what MD Anderson says about the tumor and whether nanoparticles would work. Of course, I have the liver infusion pump which is similar in that the chemo is pumped directly into the tumor, but not using nanoparticles.
If my surgeon hadn't said resection is possible now, I might have looked into it further. I know there's a dr. in Pittsburgh (which is still 5+ hours away) and I would be very tempted to see what my chances would be, and whether my insurance would cover clinical trials.

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Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

Kris....as far as I know Dr. Curley mentioned (via another venue) that we are still off a bit in re: to human trials.
But things can change quickly.  We will stay on top of this subject. 
Hugs and love,
Marion

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Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

Hi!

I've been on these forums before on behalf of a friend who's battling a currently non-resectable klatskin tumor CC. His wife researched Kanzius and brought it up with me today. As always, the first thing I do is rely on this forum for wisdom from shared experience.

I noticed this was the only related thread - does anyone have any new news regarding when this treatment is going to see light of day?

thank you very much
venkat

Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

The most recent news release by Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation says this:

We are finally at the point of conducting tests on large, nonhuman laboratory subjects, the final stage before presenting to the FDA for human trials.

Translation: they are doing tests on large animals. They haven't done any human trials yet.

Here's the link to the news release:

http://www.kanziuscancerresearch.org/ne … ing-waves-

Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

This article, published in April 2011, gives an estimate as to when human trials may begin:

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14468262/201 … man-trials

"We've proved we can deliver the nano-particles to the cancer cells and we also showed that this treatment has no major side effects," Dr. Curley said.

Now the next big hurdle is getting the Food and Drug Administration to give Dr. Curley the green light to begin clinical trials on humans.

Curley says he hopes that will happen within the next three years.

"We hope by the fall we'll actually be able to start some modeling on large animals," he said.

If all goes well, the FDA could approve the Kanzius Treatment within the next seven years - specifically targeting patients with pancreatic and liver cancer.

Re: Chemotherapy Using Nanoparticles NIH

Eli,

Thank you for the info. I guess it will be fingers crossed for now, to see how this treatment pans out.

regards
venkat