463208 A Framework for Undergraduate Research on Chemo-Electro-Thermotherapy

Monday, November 14, 2016
Embarcadero (Parc 55 San Francisco)
Robin F. Smallwood1, Chirstopher Fernandes1, Steffano Oyanader1 and Mario Oyanader2, (1)Chemical Engineering, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Research is known to be much more challenging at the undergraduate than graduate level. Lack of readiness and/or knowledge are good examples (sometimes excuses) as to why it is not very appealing to conduct research in collaboration with undergraduate students. However, undergraduate research is greatly rewarding, specifically to students planning on continuing their education after graduation. Early introduction to research, at the undergraduate level, must compass a review of the state of the art of the phenomena under study with a holistic view of practical applications and fundamentals involved in describing it.

The primary objective of this contribution is to report the main finding after applying the state of the art approach to the subject of Chemo-Electro-Thermotherapy. The report includes multiple categories: Cancer and the major effects of Angiogenesis, Tumor Growth and Electrical Fields, DNA and Enzymatic Response to Cancer, and Nanotherapeutics. Subcategories have been thoroughly examined with special interest in mapping fundamental principle equations. Furthermore, a series of fundamental mathematical models will be discussed with respect to their potential contribution to treatment and prognosis of malignant growths. Lastly, this contribution intends to show a framework to identify research opportunities in the area of electrical field, Joule heating, interstitial pressure and carboplatin, to name a few, from bio-micro-transport phenomena approach.

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