Health Editor’s Note: The earliest discovery of cancer cells is key to treatment and cure of cancers. VisionGate Lung Cancer 3D cellular Imaging Research seeks to detect changes in surrounding “non-cancerous” cells that cancer cells cause by their very existence. Most methods of discovery of cancer cells focus on finding the actual cancer cell, but this imaging research project looks for changes nearby cancer cells can cause. A different approach to cancer detection and hopefully another avenue for earliest detection….Carol
VisionGate Lung Cancer 3D Cellular Imaging Research to be Featured as a Late-Breaking Abstract at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018
SEATTLE, WA (April 12, 2018) – VisionGate, Inc., a clinical stage oncology pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, is pleased to announce that new lung cancer 3D cellular imaging research findings will be presented at the upcoming 2018 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois from April 14-18, 2018.
“We are excited to present this important study at this year’s AACR Annual Meeting,” said Michael Meyer, VisionGate’s Chief Technology Officer, “The acceptance of this abstract and its results represent significant progress that VisionGate continues to make in the pursuit of innovation in the early detection and treatment of cancer.”
VisionGate, Inc. is pleased to be attending the AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago April 14-18 where the Company will be presenting late-breaking research:
Title: The Malignancy Associated Change Hypothesis Tested Through 3D Cellular Imaging
Presentation Number: Abstract #LB-175
Session: Late-Breaking Research: Epidemiology and Prevention
Date and Time: Monday, April 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT, Chicago
Location: Poster Section 44, Poster Board 18
About VisionGate, Inc.
VisionGate is a clinical stage oncology pharmaceutical and diagnostics company focused on the early detection and prevention of cancer. Our lead investigative pharmaceutical drug is oral iloprost, currently in clinical development for the treatment of pre-cancerous bronchial dysplasia and the prevention of lung cancer following a successful Phase 2 clinical trial. The LuCED® lung test will be the companion diagnostic for oral iloprost. VisionGate’s proprietary LuCED lung test is a non-invasive liquid biopsy diagnostic test in development for detection of early-stage lung cancer, demonstrating exquisite sensitivity and specificity in blinded clinical studies. This non-invasive sputum test is performed on the world’s first automated 3D single cell imaging and analysis technology, the Cell-CT™ platform, named aptly because it is similar in principle to taking a computed tomography (CT) scan of individual cells, but using visible light without harmful radiation. With 176 issued patents in 13 countries, VisionGate expects to play a leading role in the battle against lung cancer – the world’s number one cancer killer. VisionGate, Inc. is led by Dr. Alan Nelson, physicist, bioengineer, and serial entrepreneur who previously developed the world’s first and only automated screening test to detect cervical cancer, marketed globally today as FocalPoint by Becton Dickinson. The LuCED lung test is a product in development and is not currently available commercially.
About the Cell-CT™ 3D Imaging Platform
The automated Cell-CT™ 3-Dimensional Single Cell Imaging and Analysis Platform is the enabling technology which produces high-resolution 3D images of individual cells using a technique called optical computed tomography. This 3D optical CT platform breaks new ground in the field of quantitative cell analysis by its unique ability to computationally reconstruct the true 3D internal structure of cells based on molecular optical absorption densities. The Cell-CT platform produces high-resolution 3D images of individual cells and measures hundreds of critical disease indicators in each cell. Together with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, these produce accurate cell classifications that aid in the early detection of disease. Additionally, the Cell-CT platform has the potential to deliver molecular and genetic biosignatures of disease longitudinally to complement drug development in the biopharma services arena. Cells are not placed on slides, but rather, they are suspended in fluid (liquid biopsy) and injected through a micro-capillary tube that permits multiple viewing perspectives around 360°. The Cell-CT platform is a device under development and not currently cleared in the US.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.