By Eileen Bailey, Feb 10, 2024

“Nanotechnology is the new frontier not only for diagnostic purposes but for therapeutic utilization as well,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB/GYN and expert in maternal fetal medicine as well as the director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. “[It] has been utilized in the diagnosis of other types of cancers, infectious entities, and dermatological issues as examples.” “[I am] quite optimistic about its utilization in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer by what is a noninvasive simple procedure as opposed to the operative invasive methodologies commonly used now in the diagnostic cascade for ovarian cancer,” Gaither, who was not involved in the research, told Medical News Today. “I foresee there is likely to be an explosion of the use of nanotechnology for the diagnosis and treatment of other illnesses in the near future.”

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