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Westwood High School - Austin, TX

Left to right: Jodie L. Glaze (Toshiba), Aneesha Kommineni, Shruti Subramanian, Corinne Alford, Eley Ng, Doug Landers (coach)

Westwood High School — Austin, TX

LANAPT

LANAPT (Ligand Attached Nanoshells Assisting Photothermal Therapy) integrates nanotechnology, photothermal therapy, and biomolecular recognition in pancreatic cancer therapy. Anti-Ca19-9 biomolecules conjugated to gold nanoshells and used in photothermal cancer therapy will eradicate all cancer cells in pancreatic tumors with a high success rate. It will reduce the use of chemotherapy , radiation and surgery, thereby decreasing the incidence of the negative side effects associated with those therapies.

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