Westwood High School - Austin, TX
Westwood High School — Austin, TX
LANAPT (Ligand Attached Nanoshells Assisting Photothermal Therapy) integrates nanotechnology, photothermal therapy, and biomolecular recognition in pancreatic cancer therapy. Anti-Ca19-9 biomolecules conjugated to gold nanoshells and used in photothermal cancer therapy will eradicate all cancer cells in pancreatic tumors with a high success rate. It will reduce the use of chemotherapy , radiation and surgery, thereby decreasing the incidence of the negative side effects associated with those therapies.