Black Woman Becomes First Doctor to Cure Cancer in Mice Using Nanoparticles
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green has become the first person to successfully cure cancer in mice using laser-activated nanoparticles, according to Black Enterprise.
Green began her pursuit to fight cancer after witnessing the death of her aunt, Ora Lee, who suffered from cancer, and her uncle, General Lee Smith, who was also diagnosed with cancer and experienced the negative side effects of chemotherapy treatment.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in physics and optics from Alabama A&M University and later earned her master of science in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, both of which she received full scholarships for, and began work on her successful treatment strategy.
Soon after, Green received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand her nanoparticle cancer treatment research. Unlike traditional cancer treatments, Green’s revolutionary nanoparticle technology was found to successfully cure cancer in mice after only 15 days and does not require chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.
Congratulations to Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green! #BlackExcellence.