|Awarded On||February 16, 2022|
|Title||Recruitment of Established Investigators|
|Award Mechanism||Recruitment of Established Investigators|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Vanderlei Bagnato|
|Summary of Goals and Objectives||
The overarching goal of this application is to address current technology and knowledge gaps by adapting, applying, and validating a set of low-cost technologies for treating melanoma in people living in low-income communities. The focus of the proposed research program is to provide an integrated approach to development of affordable treatment using photodynamic and sonodynamic therapy. The proposed program is built on prior success of the National Program in Brazil on treating basal cell carcinoma using photodynamic action, spearheaded by Professor Bagnato. The program represents a synergistic effort of partners with a history of successful collaboration between two countries (US and Brazi...