Gregory L. Pishko

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An MR image-based computational model of a murine KHT sarcoma is presented that allows the calculation of plasma fluid and solute transport within tissue. Such image-based models of solid tumors may be used to optimize patient-specific therapies. This model incorporates heterogeneous vasculature and tissue porosity to account for nonuniform perfusion of an(More)
Recent advances in the treatment of cancer involving therapeutic agents have shown promising results. However, treatment efficacy can be limited due to inadequate and uneven uptake in solid tumors, thereby making the prediction of drug transport important for developing effective therapeutic strategies. In this study, a patient-specific computational porous(More)
Systemic drug delivery to solid tumors involving macromolecular therapeutic agents is challenging for many reasons. Amongst them is their chaotic microvasculature which often leads to inadequate and uneven uptake of the drug. Localized drug delivery can circumvent such obstacles and convection-enhanced delivery (CED)--controlled infusion of the drug(More)
The solid tumor is an abnormal environment that is resistant to systemically delivered drugs. Increased plasma leakiness and extracellular matrix density along with poor lymphatic function can result in interstitial flow that attenuates the effectiveness of therapeutics. This study expands upon a previously presented magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-based(More)
Artificial tissue models that capture specific transport properties are useful for investigating physical phenomena important to drug delivery. In this study, an in vitro tissue model was developed and characterized with the goal of mimicking aligned tissue. An anisotropic porous medium was developed by the construction of a 1% agarose hydrogel implanted(More)
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