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Increasing Radiosensitivity of Cervical Cancer with Titanium Nanoparticle Clusters
Cervical cancer is resistant to many forms of therapy, including radiation, making it a virtually incurable tumor. Researchers at the Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have developed core-shell-peptide nanoparticles capable of entering a cancer cell?s cytoplasm and nucleus and making these cells much more sensitive to radiation therapy. This image is a still shot reconstructed from X-ray fluorescence tomographic images of one human cervical cancer cell?s nucleus (gold color), with titanium nanoparticle clusters (green) in the cell cytoplasm and nucleus.