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Imaging Cancer

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Please note this week the lecture is on Tuesday not Monday

Patients with similar tumour types can have markedly different responses to the same therapy. The development of new treatments would benefit significantly from the introduction of imaging methods that allow an early assessment of treatment response in individual patients, allowing rapid selection of the most effective treatment.

We have been developing non-invasive and clinically applicable magnetic resonance-based methods for detecting the early responses of tumours to therapy. Primarily, these are methods for detecting tumour cell death; the level of tumour cell death following drug treatment is a good predictive indicator for treatment outcome. By monitoring tumour cell death we may get an indication of whether a particular drug is working very early during treatment, possibly within 24-48 hours, and long before there is any evidence of tumour shrinkage

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