Talking to the Tehran-based English newspaper 'Iran Daily', Fekr-Azad said laser therapy is used in combination with nanoparticles to destroy cancer cells.
He explained that nanoparticles are injected into the body of patients and then are directed toward cancerous cells with the help of an anti-body, which is also designed by researchers.
'Then laser light is applied to target light-sensitive nanoparticles.
'As a result, the nanoparticles start to get warmer, which consequently leads to the destruction of cancerous cells,' he explained.
He said the laser beams, which are highly selective, target the cancerous cells with precision.
Fekr-Azad said that the results of early studies have been published in one of the editions of American Nanomedicine Journal under the name of Iran.