A/Prof. Benjamin Thierry and co-investigators Prof. Dayang Wang, Prof. Guangjun Nie (Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, China) and A/Prof. Ivan Kempson (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) have been awarded a project grant by the NH&MRC for their research aimed at elucidating the penetration and binding of nanomedicines in interstitial tumor tissues. Limited drug penetration within the solid tumors mass and inhomogeneous interstitial distribution plays a major role in the resistance of cancers to chemotherapy. This project will provide an improved understanding of how therapeutic nanomedicines transport inside tumor and ultimately, it will foster the design of more potent nanomedicines.
NHMRC grant funding