International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 16th Annual Teaching Course

Cancer Imaging: More Than Meets the Eye

Mon 03 Oct 2016 - Wed 05 Oct 2016

Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Registration will open on 2nd March 2016.

Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Hepatobiliary Tumours

Fri 8 Apr 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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01 February 2016

New benefit for our members!

Log on to view over 30 lectures from our 2015 annual teaching course as well as scientific and educational posters.  If you are not a member but would like to view these lectures and posters you can join our society for as little as £80.

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Great case presentations, lovely venue. Hope ICIS is back in London soon…..

KM | London, UK

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Removal of complex renal tumors performed safely by robotic surgery in selected patients

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:33:43 GMT

Renal cell carcinoma can sometimes spread to the inferior vena cava (IVC), the body's largest vein, posing a threat to the heart and brain. Robotic nephrectomy for inferior vena cava tumor thrombus has favorable outcomes in selected patients compared with open surgery, which can have a high rate of complications.

New analysis method may reduce need for invasive biopsies

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:53:41 GMT

Scientists have identified a quantitative method to measure changes in biomarkers, which may reduce or eliminate the need for invasive biopsies.

New approach for identifying processes that fuel tumor growth in lung cancer patients

Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:09:29 GMT

A new method for conducting in-depth research on malignant tumors in patients has been developed. This work has led to the discovery of new complexities underlying cancer biology and overturning a nearly century-old perception about cancer metabolism.

Diagnosis of rare bleeding disorder improved with super-resolution microscopy

Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:14:00 GMT

Researchers have differentiated between patients with a rare bleeding disorder and healthy volunteers using super-resolution microscopy, providing an alternative method for accurately and cost-effectively diagnosing rare platelet diseases.

No proof that radiation from X rays and CT scans causes cancer

Published: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:44:56 GMT

The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other medical imaging can cause cancer is based on an unproven, decades-old theoretical model, according to a study.

Airway disorder among smokers associated with worse respiratory quality of life

Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:27:58 GMT

Among current and former smokers, the presence of excessive airway collapse (in the trachea) during expiration is associated with worse respiratory quality of life, according to a study.

Inflammation attacks brain's reward center

Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:12:27 GMT

A brain reward center, the striatum, may be directly affected by inflammation and that striatal change is related to the emergence of illness behaviors, scientists report.

Physician group issues advice, raises questions about best practices for evaluating blood in the urine as a sign of cancer

Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:09:26 GMT

A new report issues advice for physicians on how to detect and evaluate blood found in the urine, which is known as hematuria. The report also raises questions about the potential harms associated with diagnostic tests that are commonly employed to evaluate this condition.

Scientists create imaging 'toolkit' to help identify new brain tumor drug targets

Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:07:02 GMT

Stopping the growth of blood vessels in tumors is a key target for glioblastoma therapies, and imaging methods are essential for initial diagnosis and monitoring the effects of treatments. A team of researchers has developed a combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultramicroscopy 'toolkit' to study vessel growth in glioma models in more detail than previously possible.

Technique helps predict likelihood of migraines in concussion patients

Published: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:19:11 GMT

Researchers are using a mathematical tool to help determine which concussion patients will go on to suffer migraine headaches, according to a new study.

New MRI technique offers faster diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

Published: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:55:04 GMT

A new way of using MRI scanners to look for evidence of multiple sclerosis in the brain has been successfully tested by researchers. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is notoriously difficult to diagnose as it has many symptoms but not all sufferers experience all of them and the disease can progress at different rates. MRI scans have been used as a diagnostic tool to detect white matter lesions in the brain but these are not always an indicator of the disease.

Future help for stroke patients with language problems

Published: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:50:09 GMT

A new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem has been developed by a brain researcher. The result may be individualized treatment for each patient.

Ultrasound-based therapy for cardiac stem cells recovery

Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:19:51 GMT

When cardiac stem cells undergo low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment, these cells can perform continuing modifications, tissue remodeling and regeneration of damaged cardiac tissue after a heart attack, report researchers.

New class of drug slows growth of castration-resistant prostate cancer cells

Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:16:47 GMT

Sphingosine kinase inhibitors are a new category of drugs that act on specific enzymes involved in sphingolipid metabolism to reduce the formation of a pro-cancer, pro-inflammatory lipid signaling molecule known as sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P). Preclinical studies showed that a first-in-class sphingosine kinase 2 inhibitor slowed growth of aggressive prostate cancer cells.

Subtle brain differences seen in men with autism

Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:01:04 GMT

Research has revealed subtle brain differences in adult males with autism spectrum disorder, which may go some way towards explaining why symptoms persist into adulthood in some people with the disorder.

New imaging technique could reduce need for amputation

Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:30:51 GMT

A new MRI imaging technique could reduce the need for amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia, according to a new study. The technique uses a new way of mapping blood delivered to the leg muscle immediately after operations on people with severely reduced blood flow to their limbs. Currently surgeons may need to wait days or weeks to see how successful the surgery has been.

Better way to image metastatic prostate cancer

Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:26:22 GMT

A recent study shows in a prospective, systematic manner that a PET/CT scan, using the radiotracer F-18-DCFBC to target prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), is significantly more effective at detecting metastatic prostate cancer than conventional imaging methods.

New findings point to central nervous system role in painful diabetic peripheral nerve disease

Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:16:02 GMT

The central nervous system is a key contributor to the problem of painful peripheral nerve disease in people with diabetes, emerging evidence suggests. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) occurs in about one-half of all patients with diabetes. In addition to progressive and severe pain, patients with DNP have insensitivity to trauma, placing them at risk of foot ulcerations, infections, and amputations.

New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:21:58 GMT

The supplement aged garlic extract can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the accumulation of certain types of plaque in the arteries, a new study finds.

Diagnosing depression before it starts

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:16:43 GMT

Brain scans may identify children who are vulnerable to depression, before symptoms appear, new research indicates. In a new study, the researchers found distinctive brain differences in children known to be at high risk because of family history of depression. The finding suggests that this type of scan could be used to identify children whose risk was previously unknown, allowing them to undergo treatment before developing depression.