Grant ID RP210099
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title North Texas Multimodal Small Animal Imaging Core Facility
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Anke Henning
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,999,929
Lay Summary

The main goal of this proposal is to build a world-class pre-clinical multimodal imaging core facility to support the ongoing and future cancer research of nearly 100 different PIs from several institutions across North Texas. Imaging plays a central role not only in detection of cancer but also in monitoring response to therapy. A response to therapy is often defined as tumor shrinkage but given that tumors detected by imaging typically consist of many different cell types and may infiltrate healthy tissue, tumor shrinkage alone is not enough to predict complete eradication of cancer. Although current imaging technologies have improved substantially over the past 10 years, much more can b...

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