Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green has emerged from relative obscurity with a potential cure for cancer. She is the first doctor to cure cancer in mice by using laser-activated nanoparticles. A study published by the American Cancer Society estimated 607K people died from cancer in 2020. Dr. Green’s cure does not require chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Following the successful initial research project, she has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the nanoparticle cancer treatment research. She is fulfilling a lifelong dream after the death of her aunt Ora Lea, and her uncle, General Lee Smith, who both had cancer. If you or a loved one are struggling with a cancer diagnosis, talk to someone at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. CHOMP has a 24,000 square foot Comprehensive Cancer Support Center with a research library, information on clinical trials and support groups.