By exploiting the unique properties of nanometer-scale materials, we are creating increasingly advanced tools to support basic research as well as to manipulate or visualize cancer cells. For example, we use nanotechnology to develop more-effective drug-targeting systems and minimally invasive probes for cancer detection and diagnosis.

Pictured: Close-up view of the structure of a carbon nanotube, a cylindrical particle formed by carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal shape. Our scientists are exploring the use of carbon nanotubes for imaging, drug delivery, and other applications.