Students: Runze Yang
Type of project: Basic, Translational, Nutraceutical
Grant Type: Masters
Year of Award: 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Dunn
Institutions Affiliated: University of Saskatchewan
Description: A certain vitamin is thought to have inflammatory effects on the brain, which might be beneficial to the outcome of some brain cancers. This study seeks to compare the vitamin with the current standard of care drug in its ability to restrict tumor growth. This project also intends to develop a novel MRI neuroimaging method using ferumoxytol to detect changes induced by the vitamin. This new brain scan, in addition to the potential demonstration of the vitamin as a neuro-cancer treatment are two deliverables that can be implemented in clinical care.