|Awarded On||August 16, 2017|
|Title||Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Core Facility for Pediatric Oncology|
|Award Mechanism||Core Facility Support Awards|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Xiankai Sun|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Given its capability of absolute imaging quantification and superior sensitivity, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has been recognized as the main driving force of molecular imaging in the understanding of disease initiation mechanisms and following progression and remission after therapeutic interventions. However, PET imaging is underutilized in patients with childhood and adolescent cancers. Because the information obtained by PET imaging noninvasively and quantitatively can be leveraged to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics or change clinical decisions on current therapies to benefit pediatric patient care and treatment outcomes, we propose a Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Core F...