Prostate Cancer Research Group hosts Terence Tieu for Nanoparticle Project

Terence Tieu

Terence Tieu

Terence Tieu, PhD student at Monash University in the laboratory of our collaborator Prof Nico Voelcker, visited the Prostate Cancer Research Group at SAHMRI for 2 weeks in November.

His work with us involved testing a new technique using nanoparticles, specially designed in Prof Voelcker’s lab, to deliver drugs into prostate cancer explant tissues. Results are still pending but, if successful, these nanoparticles can be used as a valuable tool to help us better understand drug action and the roles of certain genes and proteins in human prostate cancer tissues in a way that has not been previously possible.

Eventually, we hope that the nanoparticles can be developed to selectively deliver drugs, or combinations of drugs, more specifically to prostate cancer cells without affecting healthy tissue.

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