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Nano Boot Camp for Clinicians

The NCI-supported Northwestern University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) represents a unique partnership between researchers at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the International Institute for Nanotechnology. 

Research at the CCNE focuses on the design, synthesis, characterization, and development of spherical nucleic acid constructs as effective nanotherapeutic, single-entity agents for the treatment of cancers.

This free event is an excellent way for clinicians and medical students to gain an understanding of nanotechnology, current advances at the Northwestern CCNE, and the prospects for translating these advances to the clinic.

The Boot Camp is free, but please click here to register  so we can adequately prepare.


2:30 pm – Refreshments served

3:00 pm – Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
Opening Remarks

3:05 – 3:30 pm – Andrew Lee, PhD
Nano Basics for Clinicians
Chemical Strategies in the Design of Spherical Nucleic Acids as Therapeutic Agents

3:30 – 4:00 pm – Alexander Stegh, PhD
Nanotechnology to Rewire Metabolic Pathways in Malignant Brain Tumors

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Bin Zhang, MD, PhD
Immunostimulatory Spherical Nucleic Acid (IS-SNA)-based Cancer Immunotherapy

Nano Boot Camp for Clinicians

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Date & Time:
Fri, March 10, 2017
3:00 am - 4:30 am
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