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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Potentiation of Immunotherapy with targeted nanoporphyrin in bladder cancer
Principal Investigator:

Chon-Xian Pan

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


ABSTRACT Bladder cancer (BCa) is one of the most common cancers in veterans. There is no significant improvement in overall survival for advanced BCa over the last three decades. Immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors showed promising anti-tumor activity in this disease. However, less than 20% of patients respond to this treatment. Various strategies, including combination with other therapies, are being explored to enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy. With the funding of the VA Caree...

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