Grant ID RP230330
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Integrate whole slide imaging and genomic data to study pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Guanghua Xiao
Cancer Sites Sarcoma
Contracted Amount $1,303,815
Lay Summary

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), which usually begins in muscles that are attached to bones, is the most common type of soft tissue sarcoma in children. Having an outlook of the patient prognosis is crucial for determining treatment options. The objective of this proposal is to design and develop deep learning tools to provide RMS patient prognosis prediction from whole slide images (WSIs), genetic data and clinical data. The rationale underlying this proposal is that the development of the deep learning tools will provide objective measurements and judgements of the disease and make pathologists and physicians better informed to make precise diagnosis and treatment suggestions. The goal will be real...

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