What is colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer is the combined classification of colon cancer and rectal cancer, and is the third most common type of cancer worldwide for both men and women and one of the leading causes of deaths related to cancer. Current methods of treatment include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiationtherapy, all three of which are either invasive or non-specific, resulting in a decreased quality of life during and following treatment.
Most Common Cancer Worlwide
Overall Survival Rate est.
Cases in 2020
Colorectal cancer is one of the most invasive and lethal types of cancer, our team strives to innovate and add to the current available treatment tools. Our project aims develop the basic aspects of a biosensor capable of administering a localized treatment while maintaining biosafety via a kill-switch. While we do not aim to completely develop the sensor from the ground up, as a proof of concept, we want to set a basis on which future reaserch can be conducted and prove that such a biosensor will be key to the development of future cancer treatment.
More about our project?
Wet Lab Responsible
Pharmacy student specilizing in drug development
Finance Team Leader
His goal is to bridge the gap between science and business.
Luka Van den Berghe
She graduated as a biochemical engineer and currently pursuing a master in biophysics, biochemistry and biotechnology.
Lennert Van Bergen
Wet Lab Member
He is currently pursuing a master in chemistry.
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