Grant ID RP120052
Awarded On November 02, 2011
Title Super-high resolution imaging of tumor angiogenesis in deep tissue
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Arlington
Principal Investigator/Program Director Baohong Yuan
Cancer Sites Breast, Head and Neck, Prostate, Skin, Thyroid
Contracted Amount $1,095,905
Lay Summary

Tumor angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels for supplying nutrients and oxygen to and removing waste products from the tumor tissue. Noninvasive imaging of tumor angiogenesis can significantly benefit cancer diagnosis and assessment of anti-angiogenic therapy (AT). Unfortunately, current techniques for tumor angiogenesis imaging are greatly limited in several respects. For example, (1) Limited spatial resolution leads to difficulty to image tumor microvessels in deep tissue. While conventional clinical imaging methods, such as magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, give images of living tissues deep within the body but at much lower resolution and generally cannot resolve micr...

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