Joint International Grant with CNBP Partner UHN

Prof Ewa Goldys26 November 2014: $100,000 grant for University Health Network (Toronto) and CNBP

We are delighted to announce a new chapter in CNBP relationship with our Partner Organisation, the University Health Network (Toronto) with the award of new joint funding by an overseas agency Pancreatic Cancer Canada.

The project entitled “Synchronous radiotherapy enhancement of pancreatic cancer with X- ray induced photodynamic therapy and oxygen generating nanoparticles” will support joint work of Dr Ralph Da Costa, Professor Shirley X.Y. Wu (both from the University Health Network (Toronto) and Professor Ewa Goldys (CNBP CI). The award is worth $ 100,000 for two years.

Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is just three to six months. Surgical removal of the tumor is possible in less than 20% of patients diagnosed the disease.

The new technology developed in this project will expand the repertoire of treatment options for pancreatic cancer.