Grant ID RP190107
Awarded On February 21, 2019
Title Digital Pathology Analysis for Lung Cancer Patient Care
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Computational Biology
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Guanghua Xiao
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $885,185*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women, in the United States as well as worldwide. Each year in the United States, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. The most important problem for lung cancer patient care is to develop practical methods to identify the best available therapy for each individual patient. Histopathological classifications of lung cancer have been one of the major criteria guiding lung cancer treatment. For example, the molecular mechanisms and treatment plans are totally different for small-cell and non-small-cell lung cancer. Recent studies show that a more refined classification of non-s...

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