Contract Awarded to Conduct a Prospective Study to Develop a Salivary Biomarker panel that would validate for Stomach Cancer Detection.
Contract Value: $5 Mn
Contract Completion: Five-Years
The grant was awarded for a five-year project led by Dr. David Wong, associate dean of research and professor of oral biology, and oral biology and medicine at the school. Wong and his team will conduct a prospective study to develop a salivary biomarker panel that would validate for stomach cancer detection. They hope to capture extracellular ribonucleic acid (exRNA), RNA secreted into spaces outside a cell, secreted by stomach cancer cells in saliva samples to confirm whether a patient is at risk of developing this type of cancer.
With this new method, the researchers hope that such risk evaluations could be performed at the dentist%s office in the future.
Wong first discovered salivary exRNA molecules in 2004 and demonstrated their translational utility for detecting oral cancer. Since then, his team has developed salivary biomarkers for a number of oral and systemic diseases, including salivary gland tumors and SjE[micro]gren%s syndrome.
Contractor name : THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
Contractor address : UCLA School of Dentistry,
10833 Le Conte Avenue,
CHS - Box 951668,
Agency : OWNER:
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
country :United States
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|Date:||Sep 14, 2013|
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