|Awarded On||February 18, 2015|
|Title||TAMU-UT Southwestern Partnership for Breast Imaging and Spectroscopy at 7 Tesla|
|Award Mechanism||Individual Investigator|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Craig Malloy|
Breast cancer is a multi-faceted disease that is associated with substantial changes in cellular metabolism. Some of these changes such as rapid glucose uptake and excess production of lactic acid from glucose have been known for nearly 100 years. Based on this knowledge, some technology is now available for individualized patient care. For example, PET scanning is used to detect excess glucose uptake in cancer. However, all current technology for metabolic imaging of breast cancer requires ionizing radiation. More importantly, current imaging methods and even invasive biopsies provide little information about the biochemical processes that predispose to cancer or the changes in these proces...