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- 1Abdulsalam Alharbi
- 1Aktary, Zackie M
- 1Alolayan, Waad Riyad
- 1Alshamsan, Aws
- 1Amritpal Singh Bhullar
- 1Armanious, Hanan A R
- 8Department of Oncology
- 5Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
- 5Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- 3Faculty of Nursing
- 2Department of Public Health Sciences
- 2Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Protein silencing by small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a promising treatment strategy for cancer as over-expression of proteins is largely responsible for cancer cells’ infinite proliferation, evasion of cell death and multi-drug resistance. However, siRNAs require a carrier as their biological...
Spectral Editing for Detection of Oncologically Relevant Metabolites with In-Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at 9.4 TDownload
Short echo time (TE) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) techniques with spectral fitting are commonly employed approaches for brain metabolite quantification at 9.4 T. However, there is a significant overlap of peaks in short-TE spectra, even at 9.4 T. To better resolve resonances, spectral...
Delivery of STAT3 inhibitor cucurbitacins to tumor by polymeric nano-carriers : Implications in cancer chemo- and immunotherapyDownload
Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3), a common oncogenic mediator, is constitutively activated in many types of human cancers and plays a critical role in tumor growth and cancer immune evasion. The focus of this dissertation is the delivery of STAT3 inhibitor cucurbitacins...
Energy expenditure forms the basis of all dietary recommendations. In patients with cancer, resting energy expenditure (REE) can be impacted by tumor burden, high systemic inflammation, and/or altered body composition. Total energy expenditure (TEE) and physical activity levels (PAL) have been...
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Radiolabelled Substrates for Imaging of GLUT5 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Using Positron Emission TomographyDownload
Overactive glucose transport and metabolism has been widely recognized as one of the fundamental hallmarks of cancer and its progression. The facilitative glucose transporter GLUT1 is widely overexpressed in many tumor types compared to their untransformed counterparts. Due to this, the glucose...
ABSTRACT Wnt signalling is of great biological importance as it has been implicated in development and cancer. The Wnt canonical pathway (WCP) is the best characterized signalling pathway. Based on my preliminary studies in my first and second years I found that the WCP is not linear and that it...
In many tumors, persistently-active signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) imparts several oncogenic features such as survival, proliferation, angiogenesis, and immune escape. Therefore, STAT3 targeting in cancer and cancer-exposed dendritic cells (DCs) is important for cancer...
Regulation of Anti-tumor Immunity in Colorectal Cancer by Interaction of Exosome Immune Complexes with Fc gamma ReceptorsDownload
Targeted therapy is difficult for colorectal cancer (CRC) due to lack of conserved tumor associated antigens (TAA). Immunotherapies for CRC directed at TAA that can overcome intestinal tolerance need to be developed to improve survival of CRC patients. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles secreted...
There is a concern that brain tumours are underreported in the Alberta Cancer Registry (ACR), yet no studies have been performed to investigate this issue. This study addresses the concern of underreporting of brain tumours in the ACR by assessing case ascertainment of primary brain tumours cases...
Physical Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Cancer: Collating the Evidence from Research and Clinical PracticeDownload
Purpose: Children and adolescents with cancer who undergo cancer treatment are at high risk of developing serious late and long-term physical effects, many of which may be amenable to physical therapy (PT). Little is known about the benefits of PT or the services currently provided to address...