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CancerNano 2006 Presents State-of-the-Art Nanotechnology Solutions for Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment at May 7-11 Event in Boston

Speakers include Mass General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, National Cancer Institute, MIT Brigham & Women's Hospital. Sponsored by National Cancer Institute -- National Institutes of Health.
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2006--CancerNano 2006 will highlight a wide range of state-of-the-art projects to show how nanotechnology is helping physicians and researchers in the fight against cancer during its annual symposium to be held May 7-11 in Boston, Mass.

CancerNano 2006 brings together the world's leading scientists, engineers, physicians, professors, and government and business professionals to examine and collaborate on how nanotechnology used in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The event is organized in part by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) and Northeastern University, and is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. This program is held in parallel with Nanotech 2006, the world's largest multi-disciplinary nanotechnology conference.

"The opportunities for bringing nanotechnologies to the fight against cancer are tremendous," said CancerNano 2006 co-chair Mansoor Amiji, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, at Northeastern University's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. "This CancerNano 2006 event will push collaboration between our nanotechnologies and cancer research communities forward, and help make both more aware of that immense opportunity."

Here are just some of the areas where nanotechnology research is helping cancer professionals prevent diagnosis and treat cancers:

-- Inert nano-devices that can replace the use of viruses for gene- replacement therapy

-- Quantum dots to help find cancers without surgery

-- Heated nano-particles to attack tumors, and leave more surrounding tissue undamaged

-- In-Body nano-systems for early detection and cancer treatment

-- Nano-based sensors for tracking drug efficacy

CancerNano 2006 -- Speakers and Program

CancerNano 2006 speakers will feature many of the leaders in nano-focused cancer research in the world, who will discuss the state-of-the-art of their work. Among the speakers:

    Delivery of Nano-medicine to Solid Tumors -- Role of Tumor
        Rakesh K. Jain, Massachusetts General Hospital,
        Harvard Medical School

    Challenges in Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment:
        Judah Folkman, Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

    Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer:
        Vladimir Torchilin,
        Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

    Novel Nanostructures for Tumor-Targeted Delivery:
        Dennis E. Discher,
        University of Pennsylvania

    Nanodelivery -- Materializing the Potential of Cancer Molecular
        Esther H. Chang,
        Georgetown University Medical Center

    National Cancer Institute Nanotechnology for Cancer Alliance:
        Piotr Grodzinski, National Cancer Institute

    Multifunctional Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy:
        Sangeeta Bhatia, MIT, Brigham & Women's Hospital

    Role of Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory:
        Scott McNeil, Director-NCI Nanotechnology Characterization

    Molecular Imaging in Cancer:
        James Basilion, Associate Professor,
        Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve

More About Program, Attendance CancerNano 2006

Details about Nanotech 2006 can be viewed at

Specific details on the CancerNano 2006 program can be viewed at (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.).

Also, online registration is available at

Press Passes/Invitations

A limited number of press passes will be available for CancerNano 2006. If you are interested in a press pass or if you would like to interview a speaker, please contact Sarah Wenning at or 925-901-4959.

About CancerNano 2006 and Nanotech 2006

CancerNano 2006 as part of Nanotech 2006 is the largest gatherings of industrial, academic, business and governmental nanotech-related professionals in the world, and is presented by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), Boston, Mass. NSTI ( is chartered with the advancement and integration of nanotechnology's use for a variety of research and business sectors through education, collaboration and research services. NSTI offers continuing education programs, conventions, scientific and business publishing and custom research services. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.

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