Cancer
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
See how food coloring affects plants. [P] [P]
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Cancer and Oncologists [P]
Everything you could ever want to know about skin cancer [P]
Investigate Kidney Cancer and how it affects peoples lives - symtoms, diagnosis, causes and risk factors, when to seek medical advice. [E] [P]
What is lung cancer? [P]
Breast Cancer Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Cancer Causes, Treatment, and Therapy: Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Can marinating chicken prior to grilling reduce carcinogens? [P] [P]
Can Re-Mission, the video game I played while receiving cancer treatment, cause a change in cognitive perceptions leading to improved health related outcomes such as self efficacy, cancer knowledge, treatment adherence, and quality of life. [E]
Determine whether bacteria can be used as a test for protection against ultraviolet ray damage and skin cancer. (How utraviolet light (UV) and sunscreen affects bacterial growth?). [E]
Does Method of Delivery of Chemotherapy Affect Cancer Cell Death? [E]
Investigating Dispersion Patterns of Leukemia and Seizure Disorder in Monterey Co. Public Schools by Geographic Location [E] [E]
Effects of Nicotine on Cancer Cell and Endothelial Cell Proliferation [E]
A Histological Investigation of the Effect of H. Pylori and High Sodium Diets in the Development of Gastric Cancer [P]
How do cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy) fight cancer? [P]
Plant Cancer: Can It Be Treated? [E]
Determine whether beta carotene helps prevent the growth of cancer in plants. [E] [E]
Breast Cancer Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Cancer Causes, Treatment, and Therapy: Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School and College
P=Project   E=Experiment

Lung Cancer

Identification of a Novel Pathway and Its Therapeutic Targets of Tobacco Promotion of Lung Cancer [E] [E]
See if tumor cells could travel through the lymph system to metastasize to other parts of the body and the factors within the nodes that contribute to the spread. [E]
Investigate the History of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation [E]
The link between the BAX promoter in non-small cell lung cancer and patients not responding to treatment. [P]
Cellular Characterization of Nickel-Induced C3H/10T1/2 Cl 8 Cell Transformation [E]
The Effects of Curcumin on MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells and A549 Lung Cancer Cells [E]
Effects of Nicotine on Cancer Cell and Endothelial Cell Proliferation [E]


Ovarian Cancer

Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer via B7-H4 Quantification in a Microfluidic System [E]
Determine the mechanism by which cancer cells resist cisplatin - one of the most common drugs used in ovarian cancer chemotherapy. [P]
Mechanisms of Survival Against a Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitor in Multidrug Resistant Ovarian Cancer [E]
The Effects of a Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitor on Multi-drug Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells [E]
The Correlation between the Glycemic Index and the Development of Ovarian Serous Tumors of Low Malignant Potential [E]
The Effect of Age at First Menstruation on Ovarian Cancer Development [E]

Prostate Cancer

Identification of NUSAP1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Aggressive Prostate Cancer [E]
The Utilization of Gold Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Malignant Prostate Cancer Cells [P] [P]
The Inhibitory Effect of HKa on Prostate Cancer Line DU145 Is Mediated by Blocking Metastasis [E]
Investigation of the Inhibitory Effect of HKa on Metastasis of Prostate Cancer Cell Line DU145 [E]
CD1d Antigen Expression for the Therapeutics of Prostate Cancer [E]

Brain Cancer

Cellular phone radiation: does it cause genetic damage (cancer)? [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
Examination of Quorum Sensing Mechanisms in Glioblastoma Multiforme [E]
Human Dendritic Cells as a Clinical Tool to Cure Human Brain Tumors [E]
Micropathology Lab Device for Detecting Molecular Lesions of Glioblastoma [E]
New Imaging Technique Promises Higher Resolution of Brain Cancer Tumor Boundaries using Photoacoustic Imaging [E]
Microfluidic Image Cytometry to Detect PI3K Pathway Markers in Brain Cancer [E]

Lymph Cancer and Lymphoma

Can Tamoxifen, a breast cancer regimen currently only used to treat cancers with estrogen receptors (ER), be used to treat Burkitt's Lymphoma that lack estrogen receptors? [P]
See if tumor cells could travel through the lymph system to metastasize to other parts of the body and the factors within the nodes that contribute to the spread. [E]
Effect of Selective vs. Nonselective COX Inhibitors on Mesothelial and Malignant Cells in Pleural and Ascitic Fluids [E]

Leukemia

What is Leukemia? [P]
Investigating Dispersion Patterns of Leukemia and Seizure Disorder in Monterey Co. Public Schools by Geographic Location [E] [E]

Thyroid Cancer

A Comparison of Thyroid Cancer Rates Between Montana and the United States as a Result of Radiation Fallout (Iodine 131) [P]

Melanoma

Image Processing and Machine Learning for the Diagnosis of Melanoma Cancer [P]
Selective Amplification of Rare Mutations in Tumor Cells Enriched from Whole Human Blood [E]

Miscellany

Creation of 3D Printed Microstructures to Investigate Cancer Cell Migration [E]
Examine the cytotoxic effect of an anti-cancer lipid drug, called edelfosine, and how the antioxidant lipid vitamin E would interfere with it. [P] [P]
Breast Cancer Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Cancer Causes, Treatment, and Therapy: Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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