. Imaging Research Core Program Director/Principal Investigator: Gerson, Stanton L. PROJECT SUIVIMARY (See Instructions): The Case CCC Imaging Research Core Facility provides researchers with state-of-the art facilities and the services for in vivo imaging. The facility provides cancer researchers its extensive imaging research infrastructure and expertise of -26 imaging faculty in Radiology, Chemistry, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering to enhance and expand ongoing research efforts. The advent of dedicated small animal imaging systems allows the integration of in vivo physiologic measurements with microscopic measurements of structural and cellular activities. The collaborative, multidisciplinary approach provides a wealth of new information in elucidating the complex relationship between structure, genetics, replication, and function in genetically manipulated animal models of disease that have been used widely in cancer research with grounding in cellular/molecular-level understanding. The Imaging Research Core Facility is the centerpiece of the Case Center for Imaging Research, which encompasses all aspects of the much broader imaging research program at Case/UH. This includes molecular imaging, small animal imaging, and clinical imaging thrusts. The Core provides services to Case CCC members from 7 of 8 research programs, with members from the Imaging Program and Cancer Cell Signaling utilizing the Core's services the most. The Core has been actively involved in studies of the glioma microenvironment where novel cryo-imaging techniques demonstrated migration and dispersal pathways in vivid three-dimensional detail. In addition, fluorescence imaging systems in the Core were used to discover that while activation of EphA2 with its ligand ephrin-AI inhibits chemotactic migration of glioma and prostate cancer cells, EphA2 over-expression promotes migration in a ligand-independent manner

Public Health Relevance

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is Northeast Ohio's only NCI designated comprehensive cancer center providing bench-to-bedside medical research involving partnerships between basic, clinical and population scientists to speed translation of laboratory discoveries into new prevention/intervention and cancer treatments.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
2P30CA043703-23
Application #
8484956
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
1997-08-01
Project End
2018-03-31
Budget Start
2013-04-01
Budget End
2014-03-31
Support Year
23
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$117,009
Indirect Cost
$42,833
Name
Case Western Reserve University
Department
Type
DUNS #
077758407
City
Cleveland
State
OH
Country
United States
Zip Code
44106
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