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Title

Development of a screening, prognostic and therapeutic serum marker for ovarian cancer.

Status

Open

Project Description

The Behbakht lab in association with collaborators has been attempting to develop new blood screening and prognostic markers focused on the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTC), circulating RNA or circulating DNA.  Additionally in collaboration with Emily Gibson, Ph.D. at UC Denver and David Kisker Ph.D. and Kevin Lear, Ph.D. (at CSU), we have been attempting to go beyond current EPCAM based magnetic enrichment of CTCs using optofluidic and laser techniques.  In this way, we hope to be able to get a better screening test for ovarian cancer, or be able to predict response to biologic agents by querying changes in circulating tumor cells, rather than having to do this by biopsy.

Mentor Name

Behbakht, Kian

Mentor Location

Academic Office One, Room 4413

Mentor Contact Number

303-724-3522

Mentor Contact Email

kian.behbakht@ucdenver.edu

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Funding Department/Program

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Area of Study

Hematology and Oncology

Populations

Women

Method(s)

Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics

Disease or Symptom

Cancer

Faculty/Lab Website

 

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Created at 10/5/2010 1:55 PM by Vetter, Stephanie
Last modified at 7/31/2013 1:22 PM by Watts, Katie