Nanotechnology and cancer – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Nanotechnology is a fairly simple concept.
Barker: It's a micro machine basically
Narrator: Dr. Anna Barker from the National Cancer Institute explains that these tiny machines are really tiny—50-thousand times smaller than a human hair. And she emphasizes that they do something too.
Barker: And when it comes to cancer, this is a way to get things very specifically into cancer cells, and a way to understand how cancer evolves and develops in cells. And so it’s a very powerful technology for cancer.
Narrator: She adds that nanotechnology has the potential to detect cancer and deliver treatment in ways unimagined before. For details on nanotechnology and cancer, visit the website nano.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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