Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Fighting cancer

Category: Hope for humanity


A red balloon crab, surrounded by darts with pictures of vesicles on them pointing at the crab

Genes could be promising medicines to treat cancer, but their use is limited by a lack of carriers able to specifically deliver them to tumours. We have developed a new “seek-and-destroy” nanomedicine that has led to the disappearance of up to 90% of tumours in laboratory settings. This image shows the cancer (“the crab”) being surrounded by “seek-and-destroy” nanomedicines (“grey vesicles” on the arrows). 

Entrant: Christine Dufes , Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Copyright: Christine Dufes

Funding: Initial research project funded by Worldwide Cancer Research (ex-AICR), ref: 16-1303

Collaborators: Margaret Mullin


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