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dc.contributor.authorBickford, Lissett R.
Langsner, Robert J.
Chang, Joseph
Kennedy, Laura C.
Agollah, Germaine D.
Drezek, Rebekah
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T18:11:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T18:11:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Bickford, Lissett R., Langsner, Robert J., Chang, Joseph, et al., . "Rapid Stereomicroscopic Imaging of HER2 Overexpression in Ex Vivo Breast Tissue Using Topically Applied Silica-Based Gold Nanoshells." Journal of Oncology, 2012, (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/291898.
dc.identifier.other Article ID 291898
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/70790
dc.description.abstract Tumor margin detection for patients undergoing breast conservation surgery primarily occurs postoperatively. Previously, we demonstrated that gold nanoshells rapidly enhance contrast of HER2 overexpression in ex vivo tissue sections. Our ultimate objective, however, is to discern HER2 overexpressing tissue from normal tissue in whole, nonsectioned, specimens to facilitate rapid diagnoses. Here, we use targeted nanoshells to quickly and effectively visualize HER2 receptor expression in intact ex vivo human breast tissue specimens. Punch biopsies of human breast tissue were analyzed after a brief 5-minute incubation with and without HER2-targeted silica-gold nanoshells using two-photon microscopy and stereomicroscopy. Labeling was subsequently verified using reflectance confocal microscopy, darkfield hyperspectral imaging, and immunohistochemistry to confirm levels of HER2 expression. Our results suggest that anti-HER2 nanoshells used in tandem with a near-infrared reflectance confocal microscope and a standard stereomicroscope may potentially be used to discern HER2-overexpressing cancerous tissue from normal tissue in near real time and offer a rapid supplement to current diagnostic techniques.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.title Rapid Stereomicroscopic Imaging of HER2 Overexpression in Ex Vivo Breast Tissue Using Topically Applied Silica-Based Gold Nanoshells
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder U.S. Department of Defense
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation
dc.citation.journalTitle Journal of Oncology
dc.citation.volumeNumber 2012
dc.contributor.publisher Hindawi
dc.embargo.terms none
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/291898
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC3485548
dc.identifier.pmid 23133450
dc.identifier.grantID Congressionally Directed Breast Cancer Research Program Era of Hope Scholar Award (U.S. Department of Defense)
dc.identifier.grantID EEC-0118007 (National Science Foundation)
dc.identifier.grantID EEC-0647452 (National Science Foundation)
dc.type.publication publisher version


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