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Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)
Chapter 1: Biosensing, Diagnostics & Imaging

A Metallofullerene Nanoparticle Platform for Imaging and Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme Tumors

Authors:H.C. Dorn, J. Zhang, P. Fatouros, M.D. Shultz, J.D. Wilson
Affilation:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
Pages:29 - 31
Keywords:nanoparticle, tumor imaging
Abstract:Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors occur as masses with infiltrative margins that are extremely invasive. GBMs result in a high recurrence rate with a poor prognosis for patients who are newly diagnosed with only an ~14 month median survival rate. During the last few years, we have focused on the development of a trimetallic nitride templated endohedral metallofullerenes (TNT EMFs) nanoparticle platform for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging,1-3 brain tumor brachytherapy3 and targeting.4-5 One of the major goals of this work has been the preparation of a number of different radionuclides (177Lu) both encapsulated within the fullerene cage and/or attached via external ligands.3-5 Our recent results and strategies for imaging, targeting, and treatment of GBM tumors will be the focus of this presentation.
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