Enhancing the Toxicity of Cancer Chemotherapeutics with Gold Nanorod Hyperthermia
Tanya S. Hauck, Travis L. Jennings, Tetyana Yatsenko, J. Carl Kumaradas, Warren C. W. Chan
Advanced Materials, Volume 20, Issue 20 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200800921
The heat produced by optically excited gold nanorods is used to augment the chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin in killing tumor cells. This combined therapy kills 78% more cells than cisplatin alone, suggesting a synergistic interaction between these treatments.