New promising Glucose-Metal Nanoparticles for potential applications in Radiotherapy

Francesco Porcaro

Roma Tre University

Francesco Porcaro is a PhD student at the Science Department of "Roma Tre" University, where he is attending the PhD program in Biomedical Science and Technology. His research deeply investigates different fields of the Nanoworld: from synthesis, to spectroscopy and radiotherapy applications. He collaborates with the Nanomaterial Group of University "La Sapienza" and the Synchrotron Beamline Laboratory CLAESS, in Barcelona. Drawing upon his Biology degree, he enjoys catching from Chemistry and Physics to have a glimpse of the big picture.


Recently, a novel approach in radiotherapy consists in the use of “High Z materials” for increasing radiation dose absorption in tumour site and therefore improving the effects of radiotherapy. Metal Nanoparticles (NPs)... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Francesco Porcaro (Roma Tre University)
  2. Chiara Battocchio (University of Rome "Roma Tre")
  3. Antonio Antoccia (Roma Tre University)
  4. Ilaria Fratoddi (Sapienza University of Rome)
  5. Iole Venditti (Sapienza University of Rome)
  6. Anna Fracassi (Roma Tre University)
  7. Igor Luisetto (Roma Tre University)
  8. Andrea Ugolini (Roma Tre University)
  9. Maria Vittoria Russo (Sapienza University of Rome)
  10. Giovanni Polzonetti (University of Rome "Roma Tre")

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Nanomedecine for cancer diagnosis & therapy


OS1-103 » Nanomedecine for cancer diagnosis & therapy (16:00 - Wednesday, 28th September, Tower 24 - Room 103)

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