Cancer therapy utilizing Molecular Layer Deposition (MLD) and Self-Organized Lightwave Network (SOLNET) is
proposed. MLD is a growth method, in which different kinds of molecules are sequentially provided to a substrate to
synthesize organic tailored materials with designated molecular arrangements. In cancer therapy, the liquid-phase MLD
(LP-MLD) is used with regarding the human body as the MLD chamber and the cancer cells as the substrates.
The first proposal is the selective delivery of multi-functional materials with imaging, sensitizing, paramagnetic, lightabsorbing
agents etc. to cancer cells by LP-MLD. The second proposal is in-situ synthesis of drugs, especially large and
toxic ones, at cancer cells by LP-MLD to deliver the drugs deep inside the cancer without attacking normal cells. The
third proposal is the SOLNET-assisted laser surgery. After luminescent molecules are adsorbed in cancer cells by LPMLD,
a write beam is introduced from an optical fiber into the area containing cancer cells through photo-induced
refractive index increase materials to construct self-aligned optical waveguides of SOLNET, which selectively guides
surgery beams to cancer cells. Theoretical predictions and preliminary experimental results are presented.