Go to Polygence Scholars page
Skylar Qian's cover illustration
Polygence Scholar2022
Skylar Qian's profile

Skylar Qian

The King's AcademyClass of 2022Fremont, California



  • "Challenges for using nanoparticles to deliver cancer drugs to intended targets" with mentor Kan (Oct. 8, 2022)

Project Portfolio

Challenges for using nanoparticles to deliver cancer drugs to intended targets

Started Apr. 18, 2022

Abstract or project description

Background Severity of cancer(importance of this research) limitation of current cancer therapies(traditional such as chemo): toxicity, off target interactions, biological barriers Introduce nanoparticles as a recent development for cancer therapies Efforts: limited FDA approved nanomedicines, expensive Many challenges with delivery and efficiency Summary(key points in paper) Discuss challenges with nanoparticles for drug delivery Immune surveillance, reach tumor site, tumor environment, escape lysosomes, Diversity: social/financial, biological diversity Prospect Relate back to plausible solutions to current issues regarding nanoparticles for drug delivery Long Term impact of NP on society