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Targeted Tumour Specific Gold Nanostructures for Theranostic Applications in Breast Cancer

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posted on 2018-01-18, 23:09 authored by RAMYA CHANDRASEKARAN
Current cancer treatments in the clinic include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy resulting in toxic side effects to normal tissue. The focus of this thesis was to develop novel targeted gold nanostructures that can efficiently kill only the tumour cells without harming the healthy cells. Through this research, tumour specific nanostructures that can be used to visualise a tumour and treat it has been designed and successfully tested in an animal model. These tumour targeted nanostructures have promising future in providing image guided treatment to cancer patients.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Wenlong Cheng

Additional supervisor 1

Kylie Wagstaff

Additional supervisor 2

David Jans

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

Chemical Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering