up to fight cancer
Livermore, UC Davis cancer collaboration offers best of both worlds
Demos is a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
His project is a tool that uses lasers to detect cancer. It's based
on the principle that malignant cells respond differently to light
than healthy ones. If placed at the end of a fiber-optic probe,
the tool could help doctors find bladder cancer without a biopsy.
Problem is, Demos needs human tissue to fine-tune the process for
use in cancer patients.
something Ralph deVere White, a urologist and director of the UC
Davis Cancer, has plenty of. A cancer researcher, deVere White has
treated prostate and bladder cancers for more than 20 years.
doesn't take a rocket scientist - something they have lots of at
Lawrence Livermore - to see they have shared interests.
and deVere White now work together on this promising new device,
and other collaborative efforts are forming quickly, thanks to an
agreement between the UC Davis Cancer Center and Lawrence Livermore
to develop an integrated cancer program.
affiliation, spelled out last September in a memorandum of understanding,
calls for shared laboratory space and joint leadership, including
adjunct academic appointments for Lawrence Livermore researchers
at UC Davis.
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