Hadiyah-Nicole Green, PhD

Killing Cancer with Tech and Love: A Physicist's Approach

During this presentation, Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green will discuss her inspiration and the development of her novel cancer treatment that utilizes nanotechnology and lasers in a site specific, thermal ablation therapy called Laser Activated Nano-Therapy (LANT). This technology has demonstrated ~100% tumor regression in mice after a single treatment over 15 days, with no observable side effects. Further, Dr. Green also designed a 3-in-1 system to target, image, and treat cancer, resulting in ~40% tumor reduction in mice after a single treatment: Fluorescently-Labeled Antibody-Guided Laser Activated Nano-Therapy (FLAG LANT). These approaches could serve as the prototype for a variety of inoperable, difficult-to-treat tumors, including head and neck, skin, breast, colorectal, brain, lung, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.

Hadiyah-Nicole Green, PhD
Founder, Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation
Director, NanoBioPhotonics and Targeted Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory
Asst. Prof., Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

February 18, 2020

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About the Presenter

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a STEM pioneer, influencer, humanitarian, and entrepreneur who is introducing the world to the next generation of cancer treatments and affordable healthcare through a non-profit business model and her expertise in physics, nanotechnology, immunotherapy, and precision medicine. She is one of the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in physics in the United States with the distinction of being only the second from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Green developed a revolutionary cancer treatment that uses lasers and nanotechnology to completely eliminate cancer in mice after one 10-minute treatment in just 15 days with no observable side effects. She founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation (OraLee.org), to raise the funding for human clinical trials and ensure that this treatment can be made affordable for everyone. Dr. Green has intertwined her life’s purpose into the mission of the organization: to change the way cancer is treated and reduce the suffering of cancer patients by providing a treatment that is accessible, affordable, and effective. This endeavor could lead to saving some of the 8.8 million people who die each year from cancer worldwide. To learn more and join her efforts, visit OraLee.org, and follow her on social media @DrHadiyahGreen and @OraLeeOrg.

Dr. Green has been recognized for her scientific and humanitarian contributions and leadership. The US Department of Veterans Affairs granted her a $1.1 million Career Development Award in 2016. A variety of media outlets have highlighted her story, including NBC News, New York Times, Forbes, People, Huffington Post, BET, Apple News, USA Today, The History Channel, Apple TV’s “Dear Oprah” Episode, PBS, and NPR. Ebony and The Root magazines celebrated Dr. Green as one of the “100 Most Influential African Americans” in the United States. She has been honored by BET with the Breast Cancer Advocate of the Year Award and named Top 30 Under 40 in Healthcare by Business Insider. Most recently, USA Today distinguished Dr. Green as one of 100 Women of the Century, along with Eleanor Roosevelt, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Rosa Parks.