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Cancer Nanotechnology

Cancer Nanotechnology

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Symposium Co-Chairs

Mansoor M. AmijiMansoor M. Amiji
Distinguished Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Co-Director, Nanomedicine Education & Research Consortium
Northeastern University

Anil PatriAnil Patri
Director, NCTR/ORA NanoCore, National Center for Toxicological Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Key Speakers

Puja SapraTargeting Approaches to Address the Spectrum of Hot and Cold Tumors
Puja Sapra
Senior Director, Oncology Research Unit, Pfizer

Laurent LevyLaurent Levy
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nanobiotix SA

Gregory LanzaGregory Lanza
Washington University School of Medicine

Samuel AchilefuIntegrated Nanoplatform for Cancer imaging and Treatment
Samuel Achilefu
Director, Optical Radiology Laboratory, Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Endowed Chair in Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 15

10:30Cancer Nanotechnology
1:30Diagnostics & Bioimaging

Tuesday May 16

Cancer Nanotechnology: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday May 15

10:30Cancer Nanotechnology
Session chair: Mansoor M. Amiji, Northeastern University; Anil Patri, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10:30Targeting Approaches to Address the Spectrum of Hot and Cold Tumors (invited presentation)
P. Sapra, Pfizer, US
10:55TBA (invited presentation)
L. Levy, Nanobiotix SA, FR
11:20Integrated Nanoplatform for Cancer imaging and Treatment (invited presentation)
S. Achilefu, Washington University School of Medicine, US
11:45TBA (invited presentation)
G. Lanza, Washington University School of Medicine, US
12:10Cancer Nanomedicines: Challenges and Opportunities
L. Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences, Inc., US
1:30Diagnostics & Bioimaging
1:30Hybrid Vesicular Assemblies for Cancer Imaging and Therapy (invited presentation)
Z. Nie, University of Maryland, US
1:55TBA (invited presentation)
J. Wang, Johns Hopkins University, US
2:20Self-therapeutic Nanoparticles for Atherosclerosis (invited presentation)
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
2:45Carcinoma cellular uptake, imaging, and targeting by RGDS- and TAT-conjugated upconversion and/or magnetic nanoparticles
D. Horák, U. Kostiv, V. Proks, D. Jirák, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, CZ
3:05Point-of-Care (POC) Micro Biochip for Cancer Diagnostics
B.B. Nunna, E.S. Lee, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
3:25Tumor Detection Using Novel Texture Analysis Methods
C. Zhou, Lehigh Univeristy, US
3:45Tuneable lung cell manipulation towards achieving fusion and lung cancer diagnostic platforms
A.A. Kayani, M.A. Ali, RMIT University, AU

Tuesday May 16

Cancer Nanotechnology: PostersExpo Hall D & E
Gold Nanoparticles Reduce Inflammation in Cerebral Microvessels of Septic Mice, But Do Not Alter Tumor Progression in Glioblastoma-Induced Mice
S. Rodrigues, R. Silva, L. Fernandes, D. Di Bella, L. Colli, E. Akamine, M. Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo, BR
Modular Nanoparticle Probes for Personalized in Vitro and in Vivo Imaging of Cancer Cell Populations
P.D. Nallathamby, K. Cowden-Dahl, R.K. Roeder, University of Notre Dame, US
Development of Methotrexate Topical Nanoemulsion Gel
B.G. Prajapati, J. Yadav, Shree S K Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, IN
Formulation, Design, and Development of Niosomes Based Topical Gel for Melanoma Treatment
B.G. Prajapati, S. Bhattacharya, Shree S K Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, IN
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) based smart nanomedicine
Z. Li, H. Hu, Q. Zhou, Y. Li, C. Xiao, C. Yu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CN
CD13 receptor targeting peptide functionalized polymeric nanocomposites for controlled and targeted anticancer drug delivery
M. Gupta,, S.P. Vyas, Delhi Pharmaceutical Science and Research University, Pushp Vihar Sector-3, MB-Road, New Delhi-110017, IN
Green synthesized silver nanoparticles using Metasequoia glyptostroboides Miki ex Hu leads to reactive oxygen species mediated apoptosis in human colon cancer HCT-116 cell line
S.C. Kang, A. Bahuguna, I. Khan, Daegu University, KR
Enhancement of anticancer action of traditional (doxorubicin and cisplatin) and experimental (landomycin A) drugs by their delivery in vivo with novel C60-fullerene-based nanocarriers possessing innate ROS-modulating activity
R. Panchuk, S. Prylutska, N. Skorokhyd, L. Lehka, L. Skivka, V. Hurmach, M. Evstigneev, J. Piosik, W. Berger, Yu. Prylutskyy, P. Scharff, R. Stoika, S. Vari, Institute of Cell Biology NAS of Ukraine, UA
Stimuli-sensitive Theranostic for Targeted Imaging-Guided Drug Delivery
Y. Haik, Hamad bin Khalifa University, QA

Nanotechnology has the potential to have a revolutionary impact on cancer diagnosis and therapy. It is universally accepted that early detection of cancer is essential even before anatomic anomalies are visible. A major challenge in cancer diagnosis in the 21st century is to be able to determine the exact relationship between cancer biomarkers and the clinical pathology, as well as, to be able to non-invasively detect tumors at an early stage for maximum therapeutic benefit. For breast cancer, for instance, the goal of molecular imaging is to be able to accurately diagnose when the tumor mass has approximately 100-1000 cells, as opposed to the current techniques like mammography, which require more than a million cells for accurate clinical diagnosis.

In cancer therapy, targeting and localized delivery are the key challenges. To wage an effective war against cancer, we have to have the ability to selectively attack the cancer cells, while saving the normal tissue from excessive burdens of drug toxicity. However, because many anticancer drugs are designed to simply kill cancer cells, often in a semi-specific fashion, the distribution of anticancer drugs in healthy organs or tissues is especially undesirable due to the potential for severe side effects. Consequently, systemic application of these drugs often causes severe side effects in other tissues (e.g. bone marrow suppression, cardiomyopathy, neurotoxicity), which greatly limits the maximal allowable dose of the drug. In addition, rapid elimination and widespread distribution into non-targeted organs and tissues requires the administration of a drug in large quantities, which is often not economical and sometimes complicated due to non-specific toxicity. This vicious cycle of large doses and the concurrent toxicity is a major limitation of current cancer therapy. In many instances, it has been observed that the patient succumbs to the ill effects of the drug toxicity far earlier than the tumor burden.

This symposium will address the potential ways in which nanotechnology can address these challenges. Distinguished speakers will summarize the current state of the art and future barriers. Contributions are also solicited in the following topics.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Cancer Diagnostics
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Nanoparticle Platforms
  • Drug Delivery
  • Therapeutic Delivery
  • Cancer Immunotherapeutics
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Nanomedicine Innovation
  • Nanomedicine Clinical Trials: Challenges & Results
  • Other

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Platinum Sponsors
Lockheed Martin

Silver Sponsors

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Church & Dwight
Eastman Chemical
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Sherwin Williams

Technology Development Partners
Business Sweden
Clemson University
Innovate Hawaii
Iowa State University
KYUNGPOOK National University
New Jersey Innovation Institute
SungKyunKwan University
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
Diplomacy Matters
Explore Nano
Graphene Council
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
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