NANETs: Deciphering and potentiating intrinsic radiosensitivity of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Year: 2020
Institution: The University of Chicago
Country: United States
State: IL
Award Type: Collaborative
NET Type: Pancreas
Science Type: Basic

General Description

An international collaboration in Spain and the Netherlands will explore photodynamic therapy. The team will develop a “photosensitizer,” which is a molecule that upon activation with light induces cell death. The photosensitizer will be coupled to peptides that bind to NET cells and tested for its ability to kill them.