With Nanotechnology Against Cancer

New therapy without side effects of cancer treatments were very strapazierend for the patients. Novel forms of therapy now allow for a much more gentle treatment. Although these latest developments of medicine are still very expensive, they are partly reimbursed by private health insurance companies. The private krankenversicherung.de insurance Portal reports on the innovative methods. The Berlin medical equipment company Magforce nanotechnologies AG has developed a process in which it painlessly kills by free nanoparticles for brain tumors.

This iron oxide particles are injected with a special coating in the tumor. Through a magnetic field, these particles are heated and destroy the tumor. The patient will feel only a slight heating. The procedure Magforce could increase the survival rate of the 59 participants suffering from brain tumors by about 6.2 months in a study on 13.4 months – without side effects. Another revolutionary development in pain-free therapy is the ion irradiation at the Heidelberg ion beam therapy Center (HIT). The ion and Proton beams can be placed exactly to the millimeter and thus conserve the surrounding tissue.

Also, the rays reach also inaccessible tumors in the brain, spinal cord, or deep in the belly. Compared with the Magforce procedure has the advantage that she could achieve success in the eligibility already this method. Nevertheless, a large private health insurance also Nano cancer therapy will refund their patients next year.