New award from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (R21-EBRG) 1 R21 CA159073-01A1

Investigators: Anthony McGoron (PI), Yen-Chih Huang and Romila Manchanda from BME and Seza Gulec from the College of Medicine

Duration 6/01/2011-5/31/2013

Amount $340,000

Title: Imaging for Y-90 Microsphere SIRT Planning

The goal of this study is to develop PET and SPECT imaging agents that more closely resemble microspheres used in Y-90 Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT). The agents are polymer microspheres with controlled biodegradation labeled with Ga-68 or Tc-99m. Studies are conducted in cell culture and rats.