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Validation and translation of a non-invasive MR-guided breast cancer therapy

Faculty Mentor: Jill Shea
Title: Research Assistant Professor
College: Medicine
School / Department: Surgery

Project description

Non-invasive MR-guided focused ultrasound treatments have become increasingly popular for treatment of many clinical indications, our project focus is breast cancer. MR guidance provides anatomical information for treatment planning, real-time monitoring, and treatment assessment. The overall goal of this project is to identify markers in MR images that correlate to histological changes in the tissue. The student will be working with engineers, pathologists, and radiologist to connect imaging and tissue characteristics.

Student Role: Their main contribution will be the imaging and sectioning of histological blocks. They also join regular group meetings to discuss the project.
Student Benefits: The student can be part of a team developing a new treatment for breast cancer. They can learn new laboratory techniques and problem solving skills.
Project Duration: The project will be available for at least two years and up to 20 hours per week.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Opportunity Location Type: In Person
Is this a paid opportunity: ToBeDetermined
Minimum Requirements: The student must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.