Using nanotechnology to find safer ways to treat childhood cancers

Nanoparticles (small particles) can be used to form a capsule around a drug that only comes off and releases what’s inside when the drug reaches the part of the body that needs treating, this makes it safer as the drugs can’t damage normal healthy tissue on their way to the site of the cancer.

The plan for this study is to look for the best nanoparticles that can help in the treatment of a brain cancer called a medulloblastoma and particularly to help to deliver radiotherapy (radiation being used to kill cancer cells) to the medulloblastoma directly.

Grant Award – Studentship 2021-2022

Funding Award – £2000

Funding Awarded to – Dr Zeljka Krpetic

Research Location – University of Salford

Lead Researcher – Dr Zeljka Krpetic

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