Killing Cancer: Innovative Light Therapy Reaches Deep Tumors

Light is used to treat cancer, but phototherapy is only effective where light can easily reach, limiting its use to cancers of the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope. Using a mouse model of cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have devised a way to apply light-based therapy to deep tissues never before accessible. Instead of shining an outside light, they can deliver light directly to tumor cells, along with a photosensitive source of free radicals that can be activated by the light to destroy cancer.

This series explores the latest science and technology news in the St. Louis area.

Killing Cancer: Innovative Light Therapy Reaches Deep Tumors

Tags |
Recent Segment | Innovations

New Drug Delivery Method to the Brain is Tested in Locusts

Washington University engineers are exploring a new drug-delivery method to the brain using gold and locusts!

Recent Segment | Innovations

SMART Cells: Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Researchers rewire stem cells' genetic circuits to autonomously produce a biologic drug when the cells encounter inflammation from arthritis.

Recent Segment | Innovations

Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab Hopes to Improve Orthopedic Treatments for Pets and People

Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab could lead to better orthopedic treatments and procedures for small animals and humans.

Recent Segment | Innovations

All About Science: Entrepreneur Creates Genius Games

Genius Games is a series of card and board games that teach players about atoms, ionic bonds and cell biology and structure.

Episodes

There are 115 more episodes of Innovations.

Recent Segment | Innovations

New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump Device Rids Body of Food Before Digestion

Meet one aspiration therapy patient who is losing weight. He once weighed over 400 pounds.

Register Now

Attend a live taping of this episode by filling out the form below.

Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am