The STTARR (Spatio-temporal Targeting and Amplification of Radiation Response) program opened its doors to the research community in October 2007. STTARR and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s Radiation Medicine Program provide a platform for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research that is unmatched anywhere in the world. We have a number of advanced imaging instruments and experimental capabilities available to the research communities including: CT, MR, PET, SPECT, Ultrasound, Photoacoustics, Optical and radiation therapy. Our team of 30+ professionals have advanced over 500 studies in cancer as well as other diseases including arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease, HIV, cardiac, stroke, spinal injury, osteoporosis.
The STTARR Correlative Pathology laboratory is equipped with innovative technology to enable whole-mount pathology in a systematic way preserving the geometric integrity of the sample, enabling accurate correlation to in vivo imaging. Our slide scanner can acquire high resolution images in brightfield or fluorescence of tissue sections up to 7”x5” slides. We also offer image analysis services for the following softwares: Definiens Tissue Studio and Developer, Inveon Research Workplace (IRW), The DCE Tool, ImageJ, Amide, Microview, and Amira.
Lastly, we have a cell culture facility and dedicated wet lab space for developing new contrast agents, molecular probes and radiotracers.