Arizona Cancer Center members Arthur Gmitro, PhD, professor of radiology, and Andrew Rouse, PhD, research assistant professor radiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine have been awarded $1.2 million over four years by the National Institutes of Health to develop and clinically validate a real-time multi-spectral confocal microendoscope for in vivo diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
The research team will also develop and test targeted contrast agents that provide safer and more effective in vivo identification of ovarian cancer. Drs. Gmitro and Rouse are collaborating with Drs. Setsuko Chambers, Kenneth Hatch, Mark Pagel and Wenxin Zheng on this project.