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POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY GUIDED PROSTATE BIOPSY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
70713
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA110121
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
I.SOLUTIONS, INC.
1826 LAUKAHI STREET HONOLULU, HI 96821
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY GUIDED PROSTATE BIOPSY
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41CA110121-01
Award Amount: $206,241.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Prostate cancer imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) has been facilitated by the recent development of the radioactive tracer fluorine-18 fluorocholine (F-18 FCH). Like other substrates for the enzyme choline kinase, F-18 FCH demonstrates increased accumulation in malignant cells. In addition to whole-body cancer staging, F-18 FCH PET may potentially be applied to specifically image the prostate gland for guiding biopsy and optimizing local treatments such as brachytherapy. These applications can be realized through computer image registration with other diagnostic modalities, based on the hypothesis that F-18 FCH uptake in the prostate is higher in malignant areas. This phase I STTR project will test this hypothesis and assess the feasibility of the proposed application through the following aims: (1) preliminarily evaluate F-18 FCH PET for sextant localization of prostate cancer using step-section analysis of prostate specimens for correlation, (2) apply voxel, surface, and feature based methods of image registration to compare F-18 FCH PET images with histopathology and validate the hypothesized correlation, and (3) compare performance of various prostate biopsy protocols in individual subjects by computer simulation and determine the potential of F-18 FCH PET imaging for patient-specific selection of the optimal protocol. Completion of these aims with positive results will lead to a phase II proposal to develop multi-modality image registration for a PET-guided approach to prostate biopsy and treatment. Guided biopsy may lead to a reduction in false negative biopsy results and their associated complications. These technologies may also be applied for optimizing local therapy and measuring therapeutic response in prostate and other types of cancer.

Principal Investigator:

David Y. Yun
8084971767
DYUN@HAWAII.RR.COM

Business Contact:


8083773742
Small Business Information at Submission:

I.SOLUTIONS, INC.
1826 LAUKAHI STREET HONOLULU, HI 96821

EIN/Tax ID: 990329733
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
QUEEN'S MEDICAL CENTER
QUEEN'S MEDICAL CENTER
Honolulu, HI 96813
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization