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METOXIA – Metastatic tumours facilitated by hypoxic tumour microenvironments

Project description

The scientific background of the METOXIA project is the concept that hypoxic micro-environments in solid cancer tumours are the major drivers of metastatic spread of cancer. At the same time, such micro-environments reduce the effect of radiotherapy as well as some types of chemotherapy. The project aims at increasing the knowledge concerning the metastatic process in the hypoxic micro-environment at the molecular level in order to develop novel strategies for improved biomarkers for diagnosis as well as improved chemo- and radiotherapy. The role of the IMTEK is to support the consortium by research on cell culture monitoring and superoxide sensors.

Start/End of project

01.02.2009 until 30.06.2014

Project manager

Dr. Jochen Kieninger; Prof. Dr. Gerald Urban

Contact person

Dr. Jochen Kieninger
Phone:+49 (0) 761 / 203 7265

Funding

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme
Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge