Grant ID RP150456
Awarded On February 18, 2015
Title TAMU-UT Southwestern Partnership for Breast Imaging and Spectroscopy at 7 Tesla
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Craig Malloy
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $897,311
Lay Summary

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...

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