04 Feb 2021|Gurgaon (Manesar) | Online

Guest Lecture on Application of Novel Gold Nanostructure for Photo thermal Therapy in Cancer by Amity Institute of Biotechnology

Amity Institute of Biotechnology organized guest lecture on application of NovelNano- structure for Photo thermal in Cancer by Dr Abhijit De, Prinicipal Investigator and Scientific Officer “F ” Head, Molecular Functional Imaging, Laboratory ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai ON World Cancer Day, 4TH FEB 2021. 

Caner is the second most leading cause of death worldwide. In clinical practices most often therapies including chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation still challenging and not satisfactory in regimens of clinical cancer therapy. However, the notion to ‘Eradicate Cancer’ has become a far-reaching goal with the realization of therapy resistance as the prime cause for cancer relapse. In this backdrop cancer cells evading radiotherapy and chemotherapeutic regimen is very common. Even for the surgical procedures, release of cancer cells in the blood stream (circulating tumor cell) potentiating the chance of relapse at distant sites are also well-established facts.  

In this backdrop, Dr. De had focused on a newly developed therapeutic procedure called Photothermal Therapy (PTT) for treatment of solid tumor. To perform PTT, multiple types of biocompatible and biodegradable gold nanosphere (Au-NS) materials were designed within the size range of 100-150 nm diameters. The design of Au-nanospheres are simple and the technology established using NIR photo-triggered procedure can destroy cancer cells within a very short span and with great precision. 

Total 50 students and 30 faculties participated in the session. Overall the session was very informative and interesting for all the students.