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2010-11-29 07:55:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) is a promising new cancer treatment that basically "fries" cells inside tumors. The procedure has been used successfully in prostate, liver, and breast tumors. Magnetic nanoparticles (each billionths of a meter in size) are injected into the body intravenously and diffuse selectively into cancerous tissues. Add a high-frequency magnetic field, and the particles heat up, raising the temperature of the tumor cells. "The entire tumor volume...