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Dr Naomi Walsh

Dr Naomi WalshResearch Institution: Dublin City University

Award: £166,300   Award: 3 years

Project Title: Pancreatic cancer stem cell targeted delivery of 5-FU to overcome drug resistance

Projuect Aims: Dr Walsh aims to design chemotherapy drugs thst will target and kill types of cancer stem cells within pancreatic tumours that are responsible for drug resistance and relapse. These drugs are designed using new techniques which enable them to be transported directly into the cancer cells. This means that patients could be given smaller doses and experience fewer side effects. It may also allow more patients to benefit from these new treatments.