A systems biology approach to understanding and treating cancer

Tissues stained with either the targeted or untargeted probe alone demonstrate significant non-specific uptake. However, difference imaging using the DDSI method facilitates accurate assessment of biomarker tissue distribution.
Research work from Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., aids visualization of tumor margins during surgery

OCCSB involves top scientists from across many disciplines to develop better methods of detecting and treating cancers. A systems biology approach means a comprehensive look at all spatial scales, from the tiniest (molecular level) through the whole person, over time. Learn more about the OCSSB


  • Gibbs Lab nerve fluorophore highlighted as ACS meeting, written up in CEN (4/2). Read more  
  • OPB on SMMART: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Throws Out Old System Of Clinical Trials (3/21). Read more
  • U.S. Patents awarded to both Summer Gibbs and Xiaolin Nan (2/21). Read more
  • Technology Transfer names Summer Gibbs New Inventor of the Year (2/21). Read more
  • The Mark Foundation names ASPIRE Award recipient, Summer Gibbs (2/20). Read more
  • Beatty paper is OHSU School of Medicine Paper of the Month (2/5). Read more

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Centers within the OCSSB

Multiple OCSSB projects have been designated national Research Centers by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or the National Institute of Health:

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