Dr. Shirley Chi-Tyan Wang

Current title:
Clinical Research Coordinator II

  • Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences & English Literature, University of Toronto, Canada

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Dr. Shirley Wang completed a double major at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) in Health Sciences and English Literature, and obtained her medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine (Portsmouth, Dominica). She joined the DaCosta lab as a Clinical Research Coordinator in 2018.

At present, diagnosis of diabetic foot infections is based on inconsistent practice guidelines and by examination of the wound under white light with the naked eye. My current project is a Phase III randomized control trial testing the therapeutic benefit of a handheld fluorescence imaging device that detects bacterial autofluorescence in diabetic foot wounds in real-time and at the point-of-care. We are working to demonstrate that autofluorescence image-guided wound care shortens the time to wound healing, improves wound healing rates, reduces the quantity and species diversity of bacteria, improvise patient’s quality of life, and reduces wound treatment costs. Our findings will have the potential to directly inform patients and their clinicians of a more effective diagnostic and treatment method using autofluorescence technology, guide health policy decisions, and promote changes to current wound care practice guidelines.

Intraoperative Fluorescence Imaging with Aminolevulinic Acid Detects Grossly Occult Breast Cancer: a Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial (Conference Presentation)

838 680 DaCosta Lab

Ottolino-Perry K, Shahid A, DeLuca S, Son V, Liu Z, Rapic S, Thalanki Anantha NWang S, Chamma E, Blackmore K, Gibson C, Medeiros PJ, Majeed S, Chu A, Pizzolato A, Rosen CF, Lindvere-Teene L, Dunham D, Kulbatski I, Panzarella T, Done SJ, Easson AM, Leong WL, DaCosta RS; Proc. SPIE 11070, 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress, 110701Y (14 August 2019)


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