The charity 'Worldwide Cancer Research' has awarded a University of Dundee researcher just over £200,000 to study ways to improve the use of chemotherapy. The research, led by Professor Anton Gartner, could one day help identify people who would benefit the most from a particular type of treatment. The award, which Professor Gartner secured after a 'Dragons Den' style meeting involving some of the world’s leading cancer researchers, will support two years of research at the University. Professor Gartner will be using microscopic worms, called nematode worms, to investigate ways to make chemotherapy more effective.
Dr Helen Rippon, Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research, said, “We are delighted to support Professor Gartner on this innovative project. We expect that it will drive forward our knowledge on cancer treatments with the hope of improving their use for patients in the future.”
The grant awarded to Professor Gartner is one of 20 new projects the charity Worldwide Cancer Research have committed to fund. Close to £4 million has been raised for these projects through generous contributions from the public. More about this…