Grant ID RP150343
Awarded On February 18, 2015
Title An ultra-sensitive nanomagnetic sensor for the early detection of anaplastic large cell lymphoma
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents
Institution/Organization University of Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Richard C Willson
Cancer Sites Childhood and Adolescent, Lymphoma
Contracted Amount $1,929,710
Lay Summary

Early detection of cancer saves lives, costs, and suffering. Many cancers have 5-year survival rates near 80-90% when caught early, but much poorer outcomes when detected later. Advances in genomics and cell biology increasingly are identifying molecules whose presence in the body is a clear signal of cancer. We propose to advance the commercialization of an ultra-sensitive platform sensing technology for improving the detection of these diagnostically-informative molecules. We have proof-of-concept of the sensor, which was developed under an NIH grant funded in the top 2% of competing proposals. In this work we will advance the development in the sensing technology, and demonstrate its appl...

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