Effect of Vitamins on Brain Tumor Growth and the Use of MRI to Track this Change

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.