How do pancreatic cancers invade and activate nerves: towards treatments for cancer-associated pain

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ba Carter

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

Full Project Description

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How pancreatic cancers invade and activate nerves to promote cancer-associated pain is a major unknown in cancer biology. This project brings together cancer biology and neuroscience expertise across the Universities of Bath and Exeter. You will use 3D cell-culture models together with electrophysiology techniques and zebrafish to study the interactions between tumour cells and nerves and identify therapeutic targets for cancer-associated pain.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Edward Carter

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