International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 15th Annual Teaching Course

Targeting cancer with imaging

Mon 05 Oct 2015 - Wed 07 Oct 2015

Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London, UK

Royal College of Radiologists: 18 category 1 points

 

 

Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer

Thu 21 Jan 2016 or Fri 22 Jan 2016  

London, UK

These one day teaching courses are limited to 40 participants, each with their own imaging workstation and content delivered through lectures and hands-on case based learning.

 

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Cancer Imaging Journal

Cancer Imaging is the official journal of ICIS, it is an open access, peer-reviewed journal with original articles as well as reviews and editorials.  The journal encompasses CT, MRI, ultrasound, single photon and positron emission tomography, including multimodality imaging in all kinds of malignant tumours, plus new developments, techniques and innovations.

About ICIS

The International Cancer Imaging Society exists to meet the important challenges of advancing imaging in the multidisciplinary management of cancer.

We promote education in oncological imaging and stimulate research in the study of human tumour behaviour, bringing together radiologists with an interest in oncological imaging for the exchange of ideas, and to organise scientific meetings, multicentre research studies and postgraduate courses within the field.

 

 

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Do you believe that Cancer Imaging is important?

If your answer is yes, join us to support and promote the education in oncological imaging and stimulate research in the study of human tumour behaviour.

As a member you will also receive:

  • Discounted registration fees for all our teaching courses
  • Exclusive access to the members' area
  • Exclusive access to posters and presentations from the annual teaching course
  • 15% off the APC for submitting manuscripts to Cancer Imaging

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ICIS 15th Anniversary Party - Tuesday 6th October
23 July 2015

ICIS 15th Anniversary Party - Tuesday 6th October

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Join us to celebrate our 15th Anniversary in style! Thanks to the generous support from the Grand Connaught Rooms, we will be putting on the party of the year!

We hope you will join us on Tuesday 6th October for the opportunity to relax, network and have fun with friends and colleagues in the stunning Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

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I am so glad I came to ICIS. It was an excellent meeting with very interesting topics and with excellent facilities.  It is always a pleasure to attend ICIS as it is an ideal meeting to interact with people from many countries and to learn about new skills in oncology imaging and novel techniques. You always choose beautiful places for ICIS and we hope to come again next year to London for another wonderful meeting.

MN | Argentina

An excellent course. Essential for prostate reporting.

CD | Gateshead, UK

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Watching a tumor grow in real-time

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:04:56 GMT

Researchers have gained new insight into the phases of breast cancer growth. The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumor in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics.

Delay in treatment, missed diagnostic testing found among lung cancer patients

Published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:14:05 GMT

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment, researchers report.

Real-time imaging of lung lesions during surgery helps localize tumors, improve precision

Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:24:22 GMT

New molecular tools are emerging to identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection. The results of a proof-of-concept study suggest that lung cancer fluorescent imaging during surgery using targeted molecular agents may soon be a reality. While the methodology still needs refinement, the technique holds the possibility of precise visualization of tumor margins, detection of other tumors or metastases, localization of small malignant ground glass opacities, and accurate identification of lymph nodes containing metastatic cancer cells.

Colonoscopies of the future: Adjustable-focus endoscope helps to reduce discomfort

Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:19:13 GMT

An endoscopic probe that delivers adjustable-focus capabilities in a slimmer package has been developed by researchers. The findings could ultimately facilitate more effective and less painful imaging of internal tissues.

Imaging probe yields double insight

Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:38:46 GMT

An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers report.

Identifying biomarkers key to early intervention in Alzheimer's disease

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:03:59 GMT

Researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for Alzheimer's disease. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective “Rosie the Riveter” spirit.

Brain disease scenarios revised by step-by-step imaging of toxic aggregation

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:17:23 GMT

Diseases like Alzheimer's are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. In a world first, scientists have successfully distinguished between the disease-causing aggregation forms of proteins. The finding can help change pharmaceutical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:17:18 GMT

Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study.

Narrowing in on pituitary tumors

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:37:31 GMT

A new technique that could help surgeons more precisely define the locations of pituitary tumors in near real-time has been demonstrated by a team of scientists. The new strategy uses a visualization technique (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging -- MALDI MSI) that can analyze specific hormones, including growth hormone and prolactin, in tissue.

New analysis points way to earlier diagnosis of chest tumors

Published: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:42:33 GMT

Scientists found two previously overlooked clues in the health records of 131 children and teens with chest masses. Patients with enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and low levels of certain white blood cells were more likely to have cancer. Masses located in front of the heart were also more likely to be malignant, they report.

DNA damage seen in patients undergoing CT scanning, study finds

Published: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:46:34 GMT

Using new laboratory technology, scientists have shown that cellular damage is detectable in patients after CT scanning. In this study, researchers examined the effects on human cells of low-dose radiation from a wide range of cardiac and vascular CT scans. These imaging procedures are commonly used for a number of reasons, including management of patients suspected of having obstructive coronary artery disease, and for those with aortic stenosis, in preparation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Sound waves gently cull circulating tumor cells from blood samples

Published: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:50:18 GMT

The capture and analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is a valuable tool for cancer treatment decisions and therapy monitoring. Researchers are using sound waves to isolate CTCs without physical contact or damage to the cells, assuring that their original characteristics are maintained. The contact-free nature of the method offers the potential for more precise cancer treatment and monitoring.

Former professional rugby players have greater cervical spine degeneration

Published: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:15:09 GMT

Clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging studies have determined whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in the general population. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the largest study of its kind covering any professional contact sport, and it confirms greater cervical spine degeneration in former rugby players.

Iron-containing inflammatory cells seen in Alzheimer's brains

Published: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:58:15 GMT

Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a key brain structure whose integrity is critical to memory formation.

New method to deliver glucose to cancer cells could prove key to defeating deadly cancers

Published: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:53:25 GMT

Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated the importance of sodium-dependent glucose transporters (SGLTs) in delivering glucose to pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. Their study results show promising evidence that current SGLT inhibitor drugs (such as those commonly used to treat diabetes) could potentially be used to block glucose uptake and reduce tumor growth in these cancers. The researchers also utilized PET imaging to measure SGLT activity, suggesting the technology could be used to better diagnose pancreatic and prostate cancers. Pancreatic and prostate cancers are among the most deadly forms of cancer in men, and new therapies are urgently needed to combat these diseases.

Imaging glucose uptake activity inside single cells

Published: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:07:55 GMT

A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue that can mimic the natural glucose, and imaged its uptake as energy source by living cancer cells, neurons and tissues at the single cell level.

Drug-encapsulating nanoparticle with bright bio-labels measures how anticancer chemotherapy formulations enter cells

Published: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:11:20 GMT

Polymer nanoparticles that release medicine at controlled rates inside cells have the potential to enhance the efficacy of many clinical drugs. Researchers have now developed an eye-catching way to evaluate the performance of different polymer drug-delivery formulations using luminescent quantum dots as imaging labels.

Unprecedented gigapixel multicolor microscope: Powerful new tool to advance drug research

Published: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:44:51 GMT

Researchers demonstrate unprecedented multispectral microscope, capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels, the largest such microscopic image ever created, to advance drug research.

Observing brain network dynamics to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Published: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:15:28 GMT

By analyzing blood flow in the brain, a team of researchers was able to observe the interactions between different regions in the brain in real time. Their new imaging technique could help with the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

PET adapted treatment improves outcome of patients with stages I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma

Published: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:23:59 GMT

Final results of the randomized intergroup EORTC, LYSA (Lymphoma Study Association), FIL (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi) H10 trial show that early FDG-PET ( 2-deoxy-2[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography) adapted treatment improves the outcome of early FDG-PET-positive patients with stages I/II Hodgkin lymphoma.