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DNA binding ligands for Auger therapy and receptor imaging [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Receptor-specifc cancer radiotherapy and diagnosis

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/566559]

Researchers: Dr Tom Karagiannis (Principal investigator)

Brief description Our aim is to develop new technologies for very specific cancer radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. The system involves the use of a protein linked to a radioactive DNA binding drug. The radioactivity we use has a very small range -a few millionths of a millimetre- allowing us to selectively kill cancer cells with minimal harm to healthy tissue. For diagnosis we use smaller amounts of radiation to obtain a clear image of the areas and extent of disease, which facilitates appropriate treatment.

Funding Amount $AUD 589,532.14

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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