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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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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A really enjoyable, informative and fun three days in a beautiful town.

KP | Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, UK

I would like to thank all the Faculty for the superb lectures delivered on the day and Dr Koh for an exceptionally well-organised meeting. The content, pace of lectures and the discussions were all extremely useful - my knowledge has improved significantly and I have no doubt my practice and reporting skills will further improve by using the material provided.

IM | Cambridge, UK

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Surprise cardiac finding predicts future risk

Published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:02:35 GMT

In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards heart failure, according to unexpected findings.

Important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early

Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:23:39 GMT

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer.  This low survival rate is partially attributed to the difficulty in detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage.

New embryo image processing technology could assist in IVF implantation success rates

Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:23:01 GMT

Biologists and engineers have developed a new non-invasive image processing technique to visualize embryo formation. Researchers were able to see, for the first time, the movement of all of the cells in living mammalian embryos as they develop under the microscope. This breakthrough has important implications for IVF treatments and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. In the future, this approach could help with embryo selection to improve IVF success rates.

Brain scans predict response to antipsychotic medications

Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:10:34 GMT

Investigators have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment.

Stiffer Breast Tissue in Obese Women Promotes Tumors

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:42:36 GMT

Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A new study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.

Depression: Evidence of serotonin signal transduction disturbances

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:21:38 GMT

Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders. Over the last few years, molecular brain imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has helped us to identify important mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of these disorders, particularly those associated with the serotonin neurotransmitter system.

Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosis

Published: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:19:59 GMT

Electronic triggers designed to search for key data, developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.

New test for heart disease is noninvasive

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:50:57 GMT

A new, noninvasive technology employs CT scans to detect coronary artery disease. The system calculates how much blood is flowing through diseased coronary arteries that have narrowed due to a buildup of plaque. The patient does not need an invasive angiogram that involves threading a catheter to the heart.

Lighting up cancer cells to identify low concentrations of diseased cells

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:52:09 GMT

Researchers have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer cells.

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:24:15 GMT

How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use both tobacco and marijuana and the brains of those who only use marijuana.

MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses to specific target sites within body

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:26:13 GMT

MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumor busting therapies to specific target sites in the body, researchers have discovered.

Proof-of-concept study shows potential for ultrasound to detect signs of preterm labor

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:24:29 GMT

An international team of researchers has conducted a proof-of-concept study that raises the possibility of using ultrasound techniques to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased risk of preterm labor in pregnant women. While additional work needs to be done, it may ultimately give doctors a new tool for determining when to provide treatment that can prevent preterm birth.

Study reveals effects of chemoradiation in brains of glioblastoma patients

Published: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:08:38 GMT

A new study -- the first to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients -- reveals not only specific structural changes within patients' brains but also that the effect of cancer therapy on the normal brain appears to be progressive and continues even after radiation therapy has ceased.

Scientists visualize critical part of basal ganglia pathways

Published: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:23:33 GMT

Certain diseases, like Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease, are associated with damage to the pathways between the brain's basal ganglia regions. For the first time, scientists have used a non-invasive brain-imaging tool to detect the pathways that connect the parts of the basal ganglia.

New method could detect blood clots anywhere in the body with a single scan

Published: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:54:32 GMT

A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body at once. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow physicians to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.

Tell-tale biomarker detects early breast cancer

Published: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:38:39 GMT

MRI can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors, research shows. The approach of a new study detects micromestastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumors elsewhere in the body. The approach may offer an improved way to detect early recurrence of breast cancer.

Blood vessel 'doorway' lets breast cancer cells spread through blood stream

Published: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:38:30 GMT

Using real-time, high-resolution imaging, scientists have identified how a 'doorway' in the blood vessel wall allows cancer cells to spread from breast tumors to other parts of the body. The findings support emerging tests that better predict if breast cancer will spread, which could spare women from unnecessary treatments and lead to new anti-cancer therapies.

Some radiation okay for expectant mother and fetus, study suggests

Published: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:14:00 GMT

During pregnancy, approximately 5 to 8 percent of women sustain traumatic injuries, including fractures and muscle tears. To help evaluate and manage these injuries, orthopaedic surgeons often recommend radiographs and other imaging studies. Most diagnostic studies are generally safe, and the radiation doses from these studies are well below thresholds considered risky, researchers now say.

Could body posture during sleep affect how your brain clears waste?

Published: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:34:40 GMT

Sleeping in the side position, as compared to on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases, new research suggests.

Real-time data for cancer therapy

Published: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:11:57 GMT

Researchers are developing a tiny biochemical sensor that can be implanted in cancerous tissue during initial biopsy. The sensor wirelessly sends data about telltale biomarkers to an external “reader” device, allowing doctors to better monitor a patient’s progress and adjust dosages or switch therapies accordingly.