ISOLATION OF TUMOR INITIATING CELLS (TICS) USING CONTACTLESS DIELECTROPHORESIS


Year of Award:
2012
Award Type:
R21
Project Number:
CA173092
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-12-002
Technology Track:
Molecular & Cellular Analysis Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
DAVALOS, RAFAEL VIDAL
Other PI or Project Leader:
CRAMER, SCOTT D
Institution:
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND ST UNIV
Tumor initiating cells (TICs), also known as cancer stem cells, are a finite population of cancer cells that have the ability to transplant a new tumorfrom an existing one. They are also putatively responsible for the metastatic properties of tumors. Isol