Cancer Detection

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Cancer detection by Gold Nanoparticles

Cancer detection by Gold Nanoparticles


The purpose of this study is to expand the boundaries of our knowledge by exploring some relevant literature related to the role of gold nano-particle in cancer detection and destruction. In this paper, the author will discuss the importance of gold nano particle in diagnosing cancer. For this, the author will refer to three different scholarly articles. The versatility, adaptability, and extreme cleverness of cancer cells have made it very difficult for scientists to develop methods to either contain or eradicate this disease. Treatment is complicated by the exact nature of the cancer cells, the tissue they arose from, and the tissue or tissues they end up colonizing. Many cancers, such as those affecting the colon or liver, remain tucked away in the darker recesses of the body, where they are hard to detect and even harder to treat. Other cancers, such as melanoma or retinoblastoma, are at or near the surface of the body, and thus are more accessible to observation and treatment. All cancer therapies try to target characteristics that are peculiar to cancer cells so as not to damage normal cells. This could be a mutated protein, a peculiar behaviour pattern, such as an increased rate of cell division, or an elevated demand for oxygen to support the cancer cell's high metabolic activity (Bulte, 2009, pp. 2-9). In this paper, we will conduct a literature review by comparing three papers related to cancer detection and destruction through gold nano-particle.

Discussion & Analysis

According to Choi (2010), Nanotechnology plays an increasing role in battling cancer worldwide and in achieving the U.S. National Cancer Institute's goal of eliminating suffering and death from cancer. Nanomaterials have unique features that are attractive, and can be applied to biosensing. Chemically attached gold nanoparticles to a ...
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