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Carbon Nanotubes Attenuate Cancer and Improve Healing

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title
Carbon Nanotubes Attenuate Cancer and Improve Healing
author
Wailes, Elizabeth Marguerite
abstract
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and the second largest cause of their cancer mortality. Resection of the primary tumor can greatly improve the prognosis, but if any of the cancerous cells remain, the patient is still at risk. This work investigates the ability of high aspect ratio nanoparticles to both heal injured tissue and attenuate cancer cells' aggression.
subject
Breast Cancer
Collagen Gel
Fibrosis
Mechanobiology
MWNT
PEDOT
contributor
Levi-Polyachenko, Nicole H (committee chair)
Rajagopalan, Padma (committee member)
Guthold, Martin (committee member)
Molnar, Joseph A (committee member)
Morykwas, Michael J (committee member)
Tallant, Elisabeth A (committee member)
date
2015-06-23T08:35:35Z (accessioned)
2015-06-23T08:35:35Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57102 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Dissertation

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