My primary research interest focuses on advanced endoscopy and clinical investigations related to this field. I am interested in looking at in vivo cellular level imaging of pancreatic cyst epithelium to help differentiate precancerous cysts from benign cysts, in real time, using confocal imaging via needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).
We also are screening patients with germline mutations predisposing them to a high risk of developing pancreatic cancer using EUS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and plan to enroll them in the Cancer of the Pancreas Screening Study (CAPS) trial which is a multicenter international trial — now on its fifth cohort in the United States via Johns Hopkins University as the lead research center – looking at determining optimal screening modalities and intervals for the same cohort.
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