WHAT IF… doctors could do this ON-THE-SPOT, get immediate results & then use the same device to TREAT any suspicious tumours right there & then, WITHOUT SURGERY OR rounds of RADIO or CHEMOTHERAPY?
Raman Nanotheranostics (RaNT) is a £5.7 million project developing a new technique, which aims to detect & treat cancers – even those deep inside the body – non-invasively, using tiny, specially designed gold particles & infra-red laser light.
Breast, Prostate, and Head & Neck cancers are the 1st targets, but more are being planned.
See the concept behind this pioneering procedure!
Watch the video
Our team of scientists are in the lab designing the technology that will make RaNT work, but there’s still a long way to go before it’s ready for clinical trials.
To help us get there, we need to go on a journey with people who have experience of living with cancer…
YOU can help us refine RaNT.
By sharing YOUR unique patient & carer experiences, YOU can help make RaNT work for future cancer patients.
We need to hear YOUR thoughts on the proposed procedure:
We want to understand what is important to YOU as a patient & how RaNT can support this.
There will certainly be things that our research team have not yet considered…
Help us answer the questions that we didn’t even know needed answering!
These will be some of RaNT’s 1st interactions with patients & people that have experience of living with cancer.
For now, involvement means a casual chat with our Communities Engagement Manager (in groups or 1-to-1 – whichever is most comfortable for you). There will be NO surveys or written tasks.
The aim of these early interactions is to brainstorm & discuss your raw, initial impressions of the RaNT concept. We will listen to your perspectives & uncover key themes for us to address in detail with our future Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) group.
If you’d like to continue close involvement in the project & keep on influencing RaNT’s development beyond these initial conversations, you will have the option to join our PPI group.
If YOU have experience of living with cancer in the UK – as a patient OR a carer – and would like to be involved in the conversation around RaNT…
He will happily answer any questions you may have & can tell you more about what participating will involve.