Effect of local hyperthermia on mamosphere’s response to therapy

Maya Thanou (primary)
Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences
King's College London
Thanh Nguyen (secondary)
Biophysics Group, Physics and Astronomy
University College London


Hyperthermia has been identified as a method to treat tumors and to increase response to drug treatments. However, little is known on the effect of this combination on cancer stem cells. Our labs have developed hyperthermia protocols for disease treatments in combination with tailor made thermosensitive drug carriers and magnetic nanoparticles that interact with electromagnetic radiation to treat resistant tumours. Here, we propose to investigate the effects of electromagnetic radiation hyperthermia on mamosphere’s response to therapy, and understand the effects on function and proliferation, gene regulation and protein expression.


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Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology
Area of Biology
Cell BiologyChemical Biology
Techniques & Approaches
BiochemistryBiophysicsChemistryEngineeringMicroscopy / Electrophysiology