Nanotechnology and cancer – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Mortality rates and incidence of cancer have decreased over the last decade and more people are surviving the disease. Now, nanotechnology is poised to further advance this progress through improved screening, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.
Barker: Nanotechnology is used pretty effectively to improve and enhance imaging.
Narrator: Dr. Anna Barker is with the National Cancer Institute.
Barker: We have a lot of things going on at early detections so I would predict that in the next five years we are going to see a lot of progress in terms of new technologies to detect cancer very early and actually detect its recurrence very early.
Narrator: For details, 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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