Development of a Hampton University Program for Novel Breast Cancer Imaging and Therapy Research
Technical Report,02 Mar 2009,01 Mar 2015
Hampton University Hampton United States
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Clinical data show that there is a strong correlation between the cosmetic outcome of women with early stage breast cancers treated with MSB applicator and the spacing between the MammoSite balloon surface and the skin. Many women are not able to take advantage of MSB because of inadequate balloon-to-skin distances. The implementation of a thin customizable shielding layer to the MammoSite procedure will allow dynamic control over the skin dose overlying the MammoSite balloon. Dose distribution may be monitored using a combination of methods that includes usage of a gamma camera detector system and scintillating fiber technology. Jefferson Labs upgraded gamma camera system for BSGI may be used for imaging and dosimetric studies during IB. The objective of this project is to develop innovative techniques and advanced technologies surround the IB methodology to facilitate more women taking advantage of APBI and therefore also of BCT to reduce breast cancer recurrence and increase survival expectancy. HU faculty and students will be integrally involved in research to advance breast cancer treatment and improve patient outcomes collaborating with a national lab and a medical school gaining hands-on experience in moving technology form bench to bedside while building capabilities at HU to successfully compete for and conduct breast cancer research.
- Medicine and Medical Research