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Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCNs)

The IRCNs address major barriers in cancer biology and oncology using nanotechnology approaches, and emphasize fundamental understanding of nanomaterial and nanodevice interactions with biological systems in vivo. The individual, circumscribed research projects are designed to enable multi-disciplinary team research and transformative discoveries in cancer biology and oncology, diagnostics, and therapeutics through the use of nanotechnology.

The outcomes of IRCN-supported projects are expected to better inform, inspire, and aid in the development of innovative, clinically relevant nanotechnology solutions for cancer through a greater understanding of these interaction mechanisms. To advance these nanotechnologies, the IRCN projects take advantage of the collaborative environment of the Alliance network.