Development and clinical translation of a handheld imaging device for 5-ALA-induced fluorescence guided breast conserving surgery

Christopher Gibson

University of Toronto

Christopher Gibson graduated from the Engineering Physics undergraduate program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada with a specialty in Electrical Engineering. His knack for physics and interest in the medical field led him to the University of Toronto’s Medical Biophysics graduate program where he now studies. Christopher’s research interests revolve around image guidance methods, technologies, and devices for cancer surgeries, as well as other optical imaging-based technologies for a variety of healthcare applications. His current research is focused on the development of an optical imaging device to guide breast conserving surgery.


Twenty-three percent of patients who undergo breast conserving surgery (BCS) for early stage breast cancer require reoperation within 1y to remove residual tumour cells not detected in the initial surgery. Re-excisions... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christopher Gibson (University of Toronto)
  2. Kathryn Ottolino-Perry (University Health Network)
  3. Alexandra Easson (University Health Network)
  4. Wey Leong (University Health Network)
  5. Susan Done (University Health Network)
  6. Ralph DaCosta (University Health Network)

Topic Areas

Biomarkers and diagnostics, liquid biopsy, imaging, biochip/microarray technologies, advan , Personalized therapies (cancer, immunology, infectious diseases, clinical case studies, et , Emerging opportunities in personalized medicine, cutting-edge new strategies and solutions


OS2a-A » Multi-Topics (13:45 - Tuesday, 26th June, Amphitheater)

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