Kwabena Kan Dapaah PhD Beneficiary
I am pursing a PhD in Biological Sciences and Engineering at the Abuja University of Science and Technology and Princeton University. My research topic “A smart Biomedical Device for Cancer Drug Delivery and Hyperthermia,” explores the possibilities of using targeted drug delivery and hyperthermia for the treatment of cancer. The aim is to reduce the side effects associated with conventional cancer treatment methods, like chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy, by delivering the drug at the specific site of the cancer cells. The research draws on the delivery kinetics and hyperthermia studies of temperature sensitive polymer to develop a multi-layered medical device that can be inserted at a cancer site. The objective of the research will be accomplished in threefold: Development of device and testing including cell-surface interaction studies, Investigation of the effect of heat & drug release on cancer cell viability and Investigation of the effect of heat & drug release on tumor shrinkage. My passions are computers and football.