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How I believe my CaNCURE project has the potential to impact cancer nanomedicine...

 

The field of virology is important to the world of nanomedicine. Viruses are able to modulate many biological pathways and some are even known to transform cells. An intimate level of knowledge is necessary simply due to the effects on a cell it may have. Recently, viruses have been able to be used in order to introduce different genes into mammalian cells in a system called CRISPR. The implications of this system are immense and limitless. 

 

The study of lactate transport is important in cancer because of what the biological role it serves. If lactate is being used a fuel source by the cell, then it opens another unexplored pathway to which cancer can be controlled. Inhibition of this transporter in conjuction with chemotherapy may just be the next step in finding a cure that is sustainable and effective in all cancer types and patients. P53 is also important as it is directly relevant to one of the hallmarks of cancer, the avoidance of apoptosis. A new mechanism may be discovered due to the presence of the T antigens in cells.

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CaNCURE is a Northeastern University and Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center

 partnership funded by the National Cancer Institute

 

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