Plasma medical science for cancer therapy: Toward cancer therapy using nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma

Hiromasa Tanaka, Masaaki Mizuno, Kenji Ishikawa, Keigo Takeda, Kae Nakamura, Fumi Utsumi, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Hiroyuki Kano, Yasumasa Okazaki, Shinnya Toyokuni, Shoichi Maruyama, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Masaru Hori

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Abstract

We have been developing novel ultrahigh density atmospheric pressure plasma sources and succeeded in the selective killing ovarian cancer cells against normal ones. Furthermore, we have found out the plasma-activated medium (PAM) also killed glioblastoma brain tumor cells selectively against normal ones and the chemical products in the PAM have long lifetime healing effects. To clarify the mechanism, interactions of plasma with the organism and the medium where the organism belongs were investigated on the viewpoint of intracellular molecular mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6978074
Pages (from-to)3760-3764
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Tanaka, H., Mizuno, M., Ishikawa, K., Takeda, K., Nakamura, K., Utsumi, F., Kajiyama, H., Kano, H., Okazaki, Y., Toyokuni, S., Maruyama, S., Kikkawa, F., & Hori, M. (2014). Plasma medical science for cancer therapy: Toward cancer therapy using nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42(12), 3760-3764. [6978074]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2014.2353659