Venoms

What is the project scope?

Canterbury Christ Church University has identified components of animal venoms that may be effective in treating several cancers, in particular breast and pancreatic cancers.

Kent Cancer Trust was asked to support the provision of supplies for this project and felt that because of its potential the idea should be fully explored. It agreed to fund the consumables necessary to support the breast cancer aspect of this project and Kent Cancer Trust will look to provide further support as resources become available

How is the project being pursued?

Canterbury Christ Church University work closely with Venomtech Limited to provide the necessary venoms for the project. A PhD scholar, Danielle McCullough, has been appointed and she is investigating the potential of using animal venoms in the treatment of breast cancer. An outline of her research to date can be seen by clicking  here