September 16, 2016

“PEARLs” to improve photo-thermal cancer therapy

Dr. Gang Zheng

Photo-thermal therapy, a type of treatment that uses light and heat to destroy cancer cells, has shown great promise, but is still not widely used. A group in Toronto recently developed a technology that may go a long way in making the use of this type of therapy more effective and common.

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July 14, 2016

“Smart” nanoparticle called PEARLS a promising gem to target, treat tumours with greater precision

UHN Logo(TORONTO, Canada – July, 14, 2016) – Dr. Gang Zheng and a team of biomedical researchers have discovered a “smart” organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner to potentially target and ablate tumours with greater precision.

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May 1, 2016

Dr. Gang Zheng named to AIMBE College of Fellows for nanotechnology research

Gang-ZhengThe American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected Dr. Gang Zheng to its College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions on activatable photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and discovery of porphysome nanotechnology in cancer imaging and therapy.”

Joining the College of Fellows puts Zheng among some elite company.

Zheng is Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Core Lead, Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (Techna), University Health Network.

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