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Edmond students participate in cancer research workshop

Oklahoma City, January 4, 2019

Four Edmond high school seniors were recently selected to participate in a one-day, hands-on workshop about nanomedicine and its applications to cancer. This was part of the second annual Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer (END2Cancer) conference, hosted by the Stephenson Cancer at OU Medicine and the OU Health Sciences Center.

Seniors participating are: Ishan Bhanot, Santa Fe; Michael Li, Memorial; Allison Smith, North; and Megan Wong, Santa Fe.

The workshop was designed for high school students from across Oklahoma interested in future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The students conducted experiments in a working laboratory alongside nationally-funded cancer researchers, learning more about the valuable fundamental concepts of nanotechnology in the fight against cancer.

The conference featured a variety of Oklahoma and national speakers discussing both the potential and the challenges for using nanotechnology in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Because nanotechnology materials are similar in size to most biological molecules and structures, they hold significant promise for discovering cancer and delivering drugs to the exact area where treatment is needed.

The END2Cancer Conference is supported by the Presbyterian Health Foundation, Stephenson Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology in the OU College of Medicine.

See article originally posted in the Edmond Sun here:


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