International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 15th Annual Teaching Course

Mon 05 Oct 2015 - Wed 07 Oct 2015

Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London, UK

Targeting cancer with imaging 

Registration will open 4th March 2015.

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Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers

Mon 11 May 2015  

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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Come and see us at ECR, the ICIS stand will be located in the entrance hall number 48.
27 February 2015

Come and see us at ECR, the ICIS stand will be located in the entrance hall number 48.

Prof. Andrea Rockall, President for 2015 has put together a really exciting programme for our annual teaching course.  

Keynote lectures
Microbubbles: From cancer diagnosis to theranostics
MR/PET imaging: Future directions

Plenary sessions
Structured reporting and decision support

  • Targeting cancer with imaging
  • Image-guided interventional therapies
  • BNMS session
  • Imaging the Ancients

Interactive workshop sessions

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I am so very happy I came to ICIS this year, my first time.  Some of the talks were truly “life changing”.  I will gladly try to implement things I heard into my daily practice.  This conference showed me again what an exciting job I have and that here at ICIS I can acquire tools to truly make a difference.  Thank you!  Becoming a member of ICIS is a must!

EP | Germany

As a Radiologist who focuses on Cancer Imaging, I find ICIS courses and meetings extremely useful and stimulating. Not only do I get to meet the doyens in the field, the courses and meetings are so rich in state of art technology and new developments in the field of cancer imaging. There is no other imaging conference, that gives me so much value for the time.

BP | Australia

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

KP | Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, UK

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:09:18 GMT

New technology could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, and an estimated 5.3 million individuals -- approximately two percent of the U.S. population -- are living with disability as a result of TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from even the slightest bump or blow to the head.

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Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:19:46 GMT

Bioengineers have identified small molecules that can be used to program stem cells to home in on sites of damage, disease and inflammation. The techniques used to find and test these small molecules may represent important tools in advancing cell-based therapy, offering a new strategy for delivering cells to the right locations in the body.

Cherenkov Effect improves radiation therapy for patients with cancer

Published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:41:00 GMT

The complex parts of the blue light known as the Cherenkov Effect can be measured and used in dosimetry to make therapies safer and more effective, scientists report.

Magnetic nanoparticles could stop blood clot-caused strokes

Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:24:27 GMT

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.

Combination of imaging methods improves diagnostics

Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:58:29 GMT

A breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents has been made by researchers, with the promise of improved diagnostics with imaging using MRI procedures.

Scientists use MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in type 1 diabetes

Published: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:39:07 GMT

It is possible to use magnetic resonance imaging to 'see' the inflammation in the pancreas that leads to type 1 diabetes, a pilot study has revealed. Autoimmunity and inflammation directed against the pancreas and its insulin-producing beta cells underlie the development of type 1 diabetes, researchers note.

Research shows value of additional PET/CT scans in follow-up of lung cancer patients

Published: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:30:01 GMT

New research reveals a high value of scans which could lead to future change of reimbursement policies for follow-up positron emission tomography/computed tomography studies in lung cancer. The study establishes the value of fourth and subsequent follow-up PET/CT scans in clinical assessment and management change in patients with the disease.

Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Published: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:19:49 GMT

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

Instructional DVD reduces MRI scan patients' anxiety and improves scan quality

Published: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:22:09 GMT

A DVD designed to help people prepare for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan, including guidance on how to relax, led to more successful scans. The patients receiving the DVD also felt less anxious during the scan says a paper published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.

Education risk assessment, not mandatory screening, best for women with dense breast tissue

Published: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:30:00 GMT

Women with dense breast tissue are at increased risk of breast cancer. Dense breast tissue, generally defined as having more fibroglandular than fatty tissue, can make it more difficult for radiologists to detect cancer on screening mammography.

Smaller pre-surgery radiation targets reduces long term side effects, not survival rates

Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:31:38 GMT

Clinical trial results more firmly establish that for patients with soft tissue sarcomas, image-guided radiation directed towards a smaller target area great reduced long term negative impact without effecting survival rates.

Nanovectors combine cancer imaging and therapy

Published: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:51:36 GMT

Researchers have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine therapeutic “Swiss Army knives”. Tested in mice and on cultured human cells, they make it possible to combine two forms of tumor treatment and three imaging techniques. They notably have a greater drug loading and delivery capacity than carriers currently on the market, which opens interesting perspectives for cancer research.

MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:30:24 GMT

Between 5 and 8 million children in the United States have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), yet most cases go undiagnosed. Medical researchers have now developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to help clinicians and researchers better detect and evaluate NAFLD in children.

Simple ultrasound measure can diagnose postoperative urinary retention

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:19:05 GMT

In patients who don't resume normal urination after surgery, a simple ultrasound test can accurately diagnose the common problem of postoperative urinary retention (POUR), reports a new study.

New microscopy technique allows mapping protein synthesis in living tissues and animals

Published: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:30:56 GMT

Building on previously published research, investigators have advanced technology to allow for time-lapse images of protein synthesis with high spatial-temporal resolution in live cells/tissues and map protein degradation in live cells/tissue. They've successfully demonstrated that this technology can be used to image protein synthesis in brain tissues, zebrafish and mice in vivo, making it a useful tool for biomedical researchers studying complex protein metabolism in everything from cell lines to living animals/humans.

Brain scans predict effectiveness of talk therapy to treat depression

Published: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:19:54 GMT

Researchers have shown that brain scans can predict which patients with clinical depression are most likely to benefit from a specific kind of talk therapy. The study is the first to use a technique known as resting-state functional brain connectivity MRI to identify differences in brain wiring that predict therapeutic responses to talk therapy.

Kidney images reveal the secrets of how a complex organ develops

Published: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:27:26 GMT

Striking images reveal new insights into how the kidney develops from a group of cells into a complex organ. The pictures are helping scientists to understand the early stages of development in mammals.

Seeing the knee in a new light: Fluorescent probe tracks osteoarthritis development

Published: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:29:11 GMT

A harmless fluorescent probe injected into a joint may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, leading to better patient care. A new study led by biomedical researchers reports that such a probe successfully tracked the development of early to moderate osteoarthritis in male mice.

Prostate cancer: Optimized PSA screening program developed

Published: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:41:53 GMT

As an indicator of prostate cancer, the PSA test is regarded in urology as highly controversial since it is not always unequivocal. A team of researchers has now developed a program that compensates the shortfalls of PSA screening with methods from personalized medicine. As a result, prostate cancer screening is able to reach a new level of quality.

Biological markers associated with high-risk pancreatic lesions

Published: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:36:28 GMT

Pancreatic cancer affects approximately 46,000 people each year in the United States and ranks fourth among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Only about 6 percent of individuals with pancreatic cancer will live five years after their diagnosis. One reason for this high mortality rate is the lack of effective tools to detect pancreatic cancer early enough to allow its surgical removal. Now researchers are now one step closer to devising an approach to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.