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Decreased cervical cancer cell adhesion on nanotubular titanium for the treatment of cervical cancer

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, March 2013
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Title
Decreased cervical cancer cell adhesion on nanotubular titanium for the treatment of cervical cancer
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, March 2013
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s38500
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Authors

Thomas J Webster, Kim Kummer, Crear

Abstract

Cervical cancer can be treated by surgical resection, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. Titanium biomaterials have been suggested as a tool to help in the local delivery of chemotherapeutic agents and/or radiation to cervical cancer sites. However, current titanium medical devices used for treating cervical cancer do not by themselves possess any anticancer properties; such devices act as carriers for pharmaceutical agents or radiation sources and may even allow for the growth of cancer cells. Based on studies, which have demonstrated decreased lung, breast, and bone cancer cell functions on nanostructured compared to nanosmooth polymers, the objective of the present in vitro study was to modify titanium to possess nanotubular surface features and determine cervical cancer cell adhesion after 4 hours. Here, titanium was anodized to possess nanotubular surface features. Results demonstrated the ability to decrease cervical cancer cell adhesion by about a half on nanotubular compared to currently used nanosmooth titanium (without the use of chemotherapeutics or radiation), opening up numerous possibilities for the use of nanotubular titanium in local drug delivery or radiation treatment of cervical cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 9%
India 1 4%
Unknown 20 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 35%
Researcher 6 26%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 2 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 7 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Engineering 3 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 2 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 March 2013.
All research outputs
#13,331,961
of 21,344,814 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#1,525
of 3,566 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#96,285
of 171,003 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#22
of 55 outputs
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