Idea - FICS

Cancer Vaccine

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Cancer Vaccine
Slogan: Innovating Breast Cancer Treatment/Diagnosis
Supervisor Name: Dr. Maria Shabbir
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: ASAB
Supervisor Department: Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)
Contact number: 03345510903
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    Changing the conventional breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in Pakistan, A country with a prominent women death ratio due to breast cancer annually, by using immunotherapy and liquid biopsies.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Limited or no alternatives to traditional diagnosis by needle biopsy and treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgeries for breast cancer patients which have various side effects, are costly and do not offer patient specific treatment approach.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   This treatment will be accessible and feasible for Breast cancer patients all around the world and specifically in Pakistan. In Pakistan alone, 90,000 new breast cancer cases are detected annually, and the disease causes 40,000 deaths a year in an estimated population of about 200 million.
How will the solution works
    To use certain biomarkers in the patient
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    This solution is very different as it focuses on working with the signalling pathways already present in the body and immune system of the patient as opposed to conventional treatments which primarily disrupt them. Competitors include the pharmaceuticals endorsing chemotherapeutic drugs.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1819)