About the Mission: Dr. Hadiyah Green (Ora Lee Smith Foundation) used the fundamentals of physics and nanotechnology that shines laser light on cancerous tumors using a unique liquid solution of really small nanometer-sized particles to selectively kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. She has developed a treatment platform that has great potential to treat multiple tumor types in a simple outpatient procedure with minimal side effects – laser-activated nano-therapy (LANT). The LANT treatment platform works by shining a harmless laser light (laser activation) on a cancer tumor that has been injected with non-toxic nanometer-sized particles in solution (nano). The nanosolution absorbs the laser light, converts it into heat, and provides a selective, thermal death for the cancer cells (therapy). Neither the laser nor the nano-solution can cause cell death without the other – they have to work together as a team in order to be effective and kill targeted cancer cells.