Accession Number : ADA597692


Title :   A Partnership Training Program: Studying Targeted Drug Delivery Using Nanoparticles in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy


Descriptive Note : Revised annual summary rept. 15 Sep 2012-14 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : HOWARD UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Wang, Paul C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a597692.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 116


Abstract : In this program, we proposed to establish a Nanomedicine Core to train faculty and students at Howard University to pursue molecular imaging of breast cancer using nanoparticles as targeted drug delivery vehicles. This is a partnership with the Johns Hopkins University In Vivo Cellular Molecular Imaging Center and the Nanotechnology Characterization Lab at NCI-Frederick. At Howard University, this partnership involves a multidisciplinary consortium of four departments: Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Electrical Engineering. The program has two components, a research component and a broad training component. The Howard University trainees will obtain training through collaborative research and by participation in a broad based training program. Renowned experts in nanomedicine and molecular imaging will participate in the training through mentoring research, seminars, workshops, and by offering laboratory internships. This transfer of nanomedicine techniques will support ongoing, long-term breast cancer research at Howard University. The major goal is to provide faculty trainees and their students at Howard with updated nanomedicine techniques to apply to independent breast cancer research, thus enhancing their ability to educate the next generation of scientists.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL RESEARCH , BREAST CANCER , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , IMAGES , NANOTECHNOLOGY , THERAPY , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE