Encyclopedia of Cancer

2009 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Photothermal Ablation

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-47648-1_4560

Definition

The process of destroying tumor cells by activating nanoparticles inside tumors with light which results in heating of the particles and subsequent destruction of the tumor.

 Nanotechnology

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