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Imaging Diagnosis and Therapeutics of Cancer


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Imaging Diagnosis and Therapeutics of Cancer

  1. 1. Imaging, Diagnosis & Treatment of Cancer <br />Engineering the next generation of Cancer Care<br />
  2. 2. Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer <br /><ul><li>Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the US (23% of all deaths).
  3. 3. Almost 1.5 million new cases and more than half a million people die every year in the US.</li></ul>2009 NEW Cancer Cases (USA)<br />766,130<br />713,220<br />292,540<br />269,800<br />2009 Estimated Cancer DEATHS (USA)<br />Data and Graphics adapted from American Cancer Society<br />
  4. 4. Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer <br />To engineer safe and highly effective cancer prevention, screening, diagnostic and treatment modalities that will:<br /><ul><li>significantly reduce the rate of cancer-related deaths
  5. 5. enable more accurate diagnoses
  6. 6. increase prevention to reduce risk and incidence
  7. 7. improve quality of life</li></li></ul><li>Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer <br /><ul><li>New technologies for early diagnosis of cancer
  8. 8. New engineered therapeutic systems:</li></ul>Agents<br />Carriers<br />Devices<br /><ul><li>Identification of biomarkers and improved delivery
  9. 9. Image-guided therapy
  10. 10. Theranostics: Combining diagnostics and therapy in a single platform</li></li></ul><li>Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer <br /><ul><li>Engineered IP solutions that are more defensible
  11. 11. Short term and disruptive technologies
  12. 12. Added value to long term portfolios
  13. 13. Systems ready for clinical studies</li></li></ul><li>Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer <br /><ul><li>World class program in biomaterials and drug delivery
  14. 14. Strong partnership with cancer immunologists and physicians at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  15. 15. IP infrastructure
  16. 16. CPRIT leveraging monies
  17. 17. Unique combination of top Engineering, Natural Sciences and Pharmacy Schools</li></li></ul><li>Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer <br />Engineered solutions to cancer-related problems.<br />