Simon Tran

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Recent Research Projects

Tissue engineering a salivary biological system

2017/18-2019/20 • $111,000 • PI
The importance of this work is for the half-million of new head/neck cancer patients yearly with radiotherapy sequelae and also for 250 million Sjgrens syndrome patients worldwide. These patients experience considerable morbidity and discomfort such as dry mouth, tooth decay, oral infection and...

Tissue engineering an artificial salivary gland device

2011/12-2015/16 • $150,000 • PI
Why should anyone wish to construct an artificial salivary gland (SG)? The answer lies in filling a clinical need for the 4,000 Canadians diagnosed each year with cancer of the head and neck. Worldwide, this amounts to 640,000 new patients yearly. These patients receive therapeutic irradiation...