Doctors at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital (part of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University) are testing a new treatment for mammary cancer in dogs, involving nanoparticles designed to cling to cancerous cells once they are injected into a dog’s blood stream.

Milan Milovancev, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Hospital, explained that the nanoparticles work in two ways.

“They fluoresce in the near infrared, which can be seen with a special camera which surgeons can use to find the tumor.  The particles also contain a reactive oxygen species that causes oxidative damage in the tissue you want to treat when stimulated by an infrared laser.” …Click here to read full article

Source: The Corvallis Advocate