Development of drug-loaded antibody-targeted nanoparticles to kill colorectal cancer cells

Grant number: 433613 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

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Abstract

COLORECTAL CANCER (CRC) is the most common cancer in the Western world. In Australia, the five-year survival rate after surgical resection of the primary lesion is 55%, and for patients with advanced disease the five-year survival rate is less than 10%. Colorectal cancer is relatively resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy and therefore there is great emphasis on identifying alternative modes of treatment. One approach that is attracting considerable attention is IMMUNOTHERAPY. In particular, the A33 ANTIBODY system appears to have the potential to target colorectal cancer cells and achieve therapeutic outcomes. The A33 system has been well characterised in both a clinical and laboratory..

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