Cornell Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

Written By: Kellie Meyer
Cornell Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

January 14, 2013

ITHACA (WENY) -- For decades a cure for cancer has been the goal of researchers around the world and experts are saying Cornell University's new technique could go a long way in reaching that goal.
     Biomedical engineers at Cornell University are turning sticky nanoparticles into "cancer-killing machines" to prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. The groundbreaking research could pave the way for eliminating 90% of cancer deaths.
Cornell professor of biomedical engineering Michael King started the research about four and a half years ago.
    When the nano-particles go into the bloodstream they stick to the white blood cells
If a cancer cell makes its way into the blood and bumps into one of these modified white blood cells, it will disintegrate.