Mini-Case Study 1-Contolled Drug Delivery:
Due Sunday, February 29, 2004, 9:PM, by e-mail to
(before class on March 1 )
(50 points possible)
Your group has been assigned to find a cure/treatment for cancer using a
controlled drug delivery strategy
You can choose from one of the following cancers: bladder, breast, eye, colon, lung, mouth, pancreas, prostate,
stomach, skin, blood, etc., EXCEPT BRAIN CANCER.
You can pick the cancer that interests your group the
most. However, you cannot pick BRAIN CANCER and you cannot use gene therapy, or antisense as your
controlled drug delivery strategy.
In your report include:
1. A definition of controlled drug delivery.
(5 points possible)
2. A description of the cancer, the organ system it affects, and what causes it. This should include, but is not
limited to, cancer
symptoms, diagnosis, how the cancer is acquired (or is it inherited?), organs, tissues, and cells
affected, and complications of the cancer. Can the cancer be prevented?