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- 1Abdulsalam Alharbi
- 1Aktary, Zackie M
- 1Alshamsan, Aws
- 1Armanious, Hanan A R
- 1Beesley, Richelle Marie
- 1Binkhathlan, Ziyad
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
One of the major causes of failure in cancer chemotherapy is multidrug resistance (MDR), where cancer cells become resistant to different types of anticancer drugs. Over-expression of membrane efflux pumps like P-glycoprotein (P-gp), which recognizes different chemotherapeutic agents and...
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...
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...
Imag(in)ing the cancerous body: representations of cancer in medical discourse and contemporary visual artDownload
This thesis examines representations of cancer in contemporary art, with a particular focus on unruly, un-idealized bodies at risk. In bringing together the discourses of art history and medicine, its aim is to engage conventions of visualizing cancer, and more importantly, to highlight the ways...