NANO

© 2019 by João Conde

FUNDING

Fundaçao para a Ciência e Tecnologia
European Research Council ERC

Cancer Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine

João Conde Cancer Nanotechnology

    The main focus of our research is the use of Cancer Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine in order to tackle crucial medical problems involved in the development of novel and highly effective diagnostic and therapy platforms for cancer. Cancer has become the chief proving ground-breaking platforms that can be used for Precision Medicine. Determining the response profile of a tumor, detecting key driver players in tumor progression, and trying to disable those drivers with targeted therapies and engineered materials so as to “smash” the brakes on malignant and metastatic cells to control proliferation is the modus operandus of our research. Cancer Nanotechnology is becoming a burgeoning field and we are sure that will aim to bring up reality to the Precision Medicine initiative.

    It is now crucial to empower the potential of Nanomedicine to differentially combat cancer using smart and targeted platforms that mediate highly selective therapies within the tumor microenvironment. The lack of standardized means to treat and profile the tumor microenvironment calls for a paradigm shift in the way we view and treat cancer.

 

Is in this paradigm that our research will focus: tackling real biomedical problems and develop smart materials to beat cancer...