A $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow a University of Utah lab and a Salt Lake City startup company to create software to help doctors tailor cancer treatments to individual patients.

Dan Kadrmas, professor of radiology at the university, and colleagues in his lab have developed technologies to use PET (positron emission tomography) imaging to look at multiple aspects of tumor function, such as blood flow and growth rate, simultaneously. The goal is to use that technology to predict which drug therapies will work best in individual patients.

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