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Nano Tutorials

  In 2008, the NU-CCNE hosted the 3rd Annual NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Investigators Meeting in Chicago. <

Nano Tutorials presented at this meeting are available below.


  NANO-BASICS FOR CLINICIANS (Size 5.04 Mb)

Milan Mrksich, Ph.D., University of Chicago

This tutorial will introduce the basic concepts of nanotechnology for biomedical scientists, including the novel physical properties inherent to nanostructured materials and their applications in drug delivery, biosensing, etc.
  BASIC CANCER BIOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS (Size 8.62 Mb)

Raymond C. Bergan, MD, Northwestern University

This tutorial will address the basic characteristics of cancer biology. The natural history of cancer progression at the systemic level in man and the process of carcinogenesis at the cellular level will be covered. Changes in cell function which accompany carcinogenic progression will be discussed in the context of how they relate and contribute to progression at the systemic level. Cancer-associated changes at the molecular level and their role in contributing to the cancer cell phenotype will be outlined. Also, opportunities at the cutting edge of biology and clinical medicine that offer a high potential for interfacing with nanotechnology will be highlighted.
 
ANIMAL MODELS FOR NANOTHERAPEUTIC STUDIES
(Size 8.62 Mb)

Vincent L. Cryns, M.D., Northwestern University

This tutorial will discuss the use of preclinical models, including mouse models, in cancer research to evaluate novel therapies. The tutorial will focus on breast cancer with a special emphasis on recent advances in modeling and imaging metastasis in vivo. The overall objective is to demonstrate the utility of these models in translational cancer research.
 
 






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  This work is supported by the Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) initiative of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute under Award Number 1-U54CA151880-01. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Institutes of Health.