NAME Dr Pegah Varamini
CANCER TYPE Bone cancer
INSTITUTION The University of Sydney; School of Pharmacy
STATE New South Wales
GRANT TYPE $100,000
PROJECT TYPE Research
Development of an advanced drug delivery system to prevent and treat breast cancer bone metastasis
Developing a safe and effective preventive and therapeutic agent that reduces the risk and burden of bone metastasis would significantly increase life expectancy and quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Other major advantages include the low cost of the end product especially when considered for patients of low socioeconomic status and the applicability of this targeted delivery system to a range of other cancers with the risk of bone metastasis.