Jul 1, 2010

NSF awards Radioactive Gold Labeled Bio-Microspheres for Cancer Treatment

The purpose of this project is to provide near water density polyaminoacid microspheres which can be labeled with high loadings of irradiated Au isotopes for intra-arterial brachytherapy of cancer in the liver and possibly other organs. At the successful completion of the project, it is expected that a viable new radiotherapy microsphere will be produced which will be useful not only for brachytherapy by capillary blockade via intra-arterial administration, but also by other routes.