Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed, Chairman of Zewail City of Science and Technology – AUC website
CAIRO – 14 July 2017: Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed, Chairman of Zewail City of Science and Technology have stated Wednesday in a televised interview that they have seen positive results using gold nanoparticles as a treatment for certain cancers in dogs and cats.
In a televised interview with TV anchor, Ossama Kamal, on DMC television, leading Egyptian chemical physicist Sayed stated that they started to use gold nanoparticles to cure cancer in dogs and cats after getting permission from their owners.
He added that the preliminary experiments of nanoparticles in curing animal with cancer proved their effectiveness in stopping the spread of cancer cells across their bodies.
The Egyptian research team has conducted tests on more than 100 dogs suffering from cancerous tumors in 5 years. All animals treated with the nanoparticles had recovered from cancer in its early stages, Sayed added.
Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology, Sayed has earlier said that he will begin treating cancer patients with gold nanoparticles for the first time once the Health Ministry gives the green light.
The use of nanoparticles as a treatment for cancer has been studied by various cancer research centers around the world, and is showing a great deal of promise as an effective treatment that could replace the need for chemotherapy for certain types of cancer.
In 2016, Egypt has treated a horse with cancer for the first time using gold nanoparticles.
The method appears to be very effective as a locally administered treatment that also protects the body from cancers spread away from the treated tumors, and it is also very mild, so it can be applied many times over if needed.
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