Thursday, April 25, 2024
Mekhla draws interest at the AACR annual meeting

Mekhla Singhania presented work related to her thesis at the American Association of Cancer Research annual meeting in San Diego. Her abstract, titled “Enhancing Therapeutic Responses in NSCLC Using Iron-Oxide Nanoparticles Combined With Pharmacological Ascorbate” drew substantial interest among the attendees. Her thesis observed that combining high-dose vitamin C (ascorbate) with Ferumoxytol (an iron oxide nanoparticle) have demonstrated efficacy in selectively targeting non-small cell lung cancer cells. This research probes the effects of combining these therapies in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer through an iron and hydrogen-peroxide dependent mechanism.