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Spotlight on Black History

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

In this Black History Month Spotlight, we feature two of our illustrious alums.

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, a professor of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine, has reportedly become the first person to successfully cure cancer in mice using laser-activated nanoparticles.

According to Black Culture News, Dr. Green’s revolutionary and unique nanoparticle technology was found to cure cancer after testing on mice within 15 days successfully. The technology used by Dr. Green, who received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand her nanoparticle cancer treatment research, doesn’t require chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

She spent more than seven years developing a way to target cancer cells – not the healthy cells around them. Dr. Green’s technology uses an FDA-approved drug containing nanoparticles and injects it into a cancer patient, which then causes the patient’s tumor to glow under imaging equipment. The laser activates the nanoparticles by heating them.

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