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Nano-Medicine with Melanin-Like Properties for Photo-thermal Therapy

Author(s): Mylo Morgon

Cancer has always been a serious hazard to human health. According to WHO (World Health Organization) figures from 2015, cancer has become the leading cause of death in 91 nations under the age of 70. Traditional cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy have decreased the burden of cancer to some extent, but high systemic toxicity and multidrug resistance issues have forced individuals to seek alternative therapeutic options. Photo-Thermal Treatment (PTT) mediated by nanomaterials turns absorbed light energy into heat via the photo-thermal conversion characteristic of Nano-carriers, resulting in a fast rise in local temperature.

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