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Lea Miebach wins poster prize at the "7th International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment"


Lea Miebach won a poster prize at the 7th International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment (IWPCT) with her poster about "Tumour cytotoxicity and immunogenicity of a novel V-jet neon plasma source compared to the kINPen". The award is a very special success for the Greifswald medic, especially as it was her first ever participation in a conference.

With her poster contribution, she follows up on research results from the "Plasma Redox Effects" research group led by Dr. Sander Bekeschus, which indicate the potential of cold physical plasma in cancer therapy. In this context, Lea Miebach compared a dual-jet neon plasma source (Vjet) newly developed at INP against the kINPen as a reference source. The focus was on tumour toxicity, as well as the ability of the two sources to increase the immunogenicity of tumour cells in order to strengthen the body's own tumour defence. In a further step, Ms Miebach investigated the safety of the Vjet. No evidence was found for the increased occurrence of mutations in healthy cells or tissue damage caused by the treatment.

In her medical doctoral thesis, which she wrote at the INP in cooperation with the surgical research laboratory of the University Medicine Greifswald, Lea Miebach already focused on the effects of cold plasma in cancer therapy. We warmly congratulate Ms Miebach on such a successful conference debut.

The publication on which the poster is based can be found here.


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