Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics to co-lead a 5-year, $3.3M Grant from the National Cancer Institute

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 17:00

A 5-year, $3.3M grant from the National Cancer Institute supports an international project using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify cancer and immune cells on digitized images of oral squamous cell carcinoma tissue slides and then recognize spatial patterns among those cells. This will help doctors to gain a better understanding of what types of procedures would work best for the patient, with the hope of improving oral squamous cell carcinomas cancer outcomes. 
The project is spearheaded by Anant Madabhushi, PhD, Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at Case Western Reserve University, and James Lewis Jr., MD, a professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Madabhushi and Lewis will work with partners at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, the San Francisco VA Health System, and Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai, India, collaborating at a global level to improve oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma patient care.
 Read more about the grant and international project in CWRU’s “The Daily”