Unraveling cancer, molecule by molecule.
All good researchers are dreamers. Our imaginations run wild in the pursuit of solving medical problems. What keeps us in check are the laboratory experiments we perform, and what drives us is the potential to make a difference.
The Washington University Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) is a place for discovery, learning and for collaborative research. Our focus is comprehending cancer at its fundamental core i.e. -- at its cellular level. Our imaging tools have enabled researchers to understand the signaling pathways that allow some cancer cells to survive despite treatment. But we're also developers. We've created high-powered imaging systems that allow cancer surgeons to spy on cancer cells and determine better excision margins.