The Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence is an NCI-funded multidisciplinary collaboration among a range of disciplines including departments of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and Pharmacology. CCNE focuses on improving the treatment and early detection of cancer utilizing cutting edge nanotechnologies in order to improve the quality of life and outcomes for the cancer patients. CCNE proposes five research projects in two nanotechnology focuses: Nanoparticle based delivery of siRNA and chemotherapy and Carbon nanotube based radiation therapy and early detection.
NANOPARTICLE BASED DELIVERY OF SIRNA AND CHEMOTHERAPY:
- Biodistribution Maps of PRINT® (Particle Replication In Non-wetting Templates) Nanoparticles
- Ras pathway siRNA for Lung Cancer Treatment
- Translational Nanosystems for Improved Lung Cancer Treatment with Small Molucules
CARBON NANOTUBE BASED RADIATION THERAPY AND EARLY DETECTION:
- Compact Micro Beam Radiation Therapy System for Brain Cancer Treatment
- Stationary Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System for Early Breast Cancer Detection