Developing a new therapeutic strategy for brain cancers: getting therapeutics directly to the tumour

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ca Newland

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Some brain cancers cannot be surgically removed, and many potent therapeutics cannot reach the tumour site. This project aims to overcome these hurdles by utilizing a recently developed multifunctional nanoparticle drug delivery system that can be injected directly into tumours. With state-of-the-art equipment and the supervision of a neurosurgeon, this project will explore how a range of promising drugs can be repurposed to attack brain tumours from within.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Ben Newland

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University Affiliation