Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR)
The Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR) combines the collaborative clinical and scientific expertise of GE Health Care, UT Health Science Center (Houston) and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The CABIR imaging core, as part of a 315,000 square foot research facility (South Campus Research Building 3), was established at MD Anderson in April 2007 and is part of the Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer on MD Anderson’s South Campus.
The mission of the center is to develop a leading multi-disciplinary research center with innovative programs in basic, translational and clinical research in biomedical imaging of cancer and related diseases, and to serve MD Anderson in making cancer history.
The goal of the center is the early stage diagnosis and characterization of cancer, and the early stage assessment of therapy, using novel imaging techniques. This early stage assessment of cancer and therapy will help lead to more appropriate and effective individualized therapies.