Grant ID RP190617
Awarded On August 21, 2019
Title High Performance Mass Spectrometry Imaging Core Facility
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jennifer S Brodbelt
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,794,611*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Mass spectrometry (MS) imaging has emerged as a revolutionary method for molecular mapping of tissue. The depth of spatial and molecular information from MS imaging has immense diagnostic, prognostic and mechanistic value for basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. We propose to establish a state-of-the art MS imaging center that will serve and support cancer researchers throughout Texas, working on ovarian, brain, breast, pancreatic, cervical and thyroid cancer, among others. Conventional tissue biopsy is based on the evaluation of morphological features of the tissue by a trained pathologist, a subjective process. In contrast, hundreds of clearly defined molecular features diag...

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