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2009 Student Research Grant Recipients

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Pierre Colin, M.D.

Laboratory INSERM U703

Lille, France

Supporting ASLMS Member

E. Duco Jansen, Ph.D.

“Focalized Interstitial Thermotherapy in Prostate Cancer: Feasibility in Animal Model”

Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy (LITT) appears to be alternative technique for dynamic phototherapy (PDT) limited by dosimetry and real time control of intraprostatic photosensitizer concentration. The aim of this study is to describe an in vivo LITT protocol applied to prostatic adenocarcinoma.

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Priyaveena Puvanakrishnan, M.S.

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Supporting ASLMS Member

James W. Tunnell, Ph.D.

“Narrow Band Imaging of Targeted Gold/Silica Nanoshells in Tumors”

We propose a new approach for targeting tumor with conjugated nanoparticles wherein we topically apply the conjugated GNS on the tumor xenograft models and image using narrow band imaging. We hypothesize that this approach could possibly reduce the wait time (18-22 hrs) usually associated with post-injection imaging.

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Jane Yoo, M.P.P.

Department of Dermatology

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

 

Supporting ASLMS Member

Ellen Marmur, M.D.

“Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Erythematotelangietatic Rosacea”

The objective of this study is to examine the efficacy of a new therapeutic option for the treatment of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR). Specifically, we intend to investigate the use of topical calcium dobesilate in conjunction with pulsed dye laser as a novel treatment option for individuals with ETR rosacea.


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