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Biotech Science

Sound Waves Kill Skin and Prostate Cancer Cells 107

Anonymous Coward writes "A recent Study in the British Journal of Cancer shows that the use of Quercitin and 20KHz ultrasound for 60 seconds killed skin and prostate cancer cells. 90% of the abnormal cells were dead within 48hrs. Since low frequency ultrasound was previously shown to enhance the skin penetration of topical substances up to 1000 times, it would seem that a topical Quercetin cream with a low frequency ultrasound wand might be just the ticket for those annoying little skin cancers that tend to occur in older geeks who have spent a bit of time in the sun."
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Sound Waves Kill Skin and Prostate Cancer Cells

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  • Only 90%? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 01, 2006 @10:10PM (#14622457)
    I haven't read TFA, but if this process only kills 90% of the cancer cells, won't the regrowth eventually become resistant?

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  • Where? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by triso ( 67491 ) on Wednesday February 01, 2006 @10:44PM (#14622675) Homepage
    "A recent Study in the British Journal of Cancer shows that the use of Quercitin and 20KHz ultrasound for 60 seconds killed skin and prostate cancer cells....
    So, where do you rub the Quercitin cream and place the ultrasound probe to kill prostate cancer cells?

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