Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Cancer Imaging and Therapy

25 - 28 April 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States

The Cancer Imaging and Therapy conference will focus on optical methods in cancer, centered on imaging and treatment of cancer. The conference will accept submissions on topics on the molecular and cellular level, such as reporters and theranostics; on the tissue and pre-clinical (animal) level, such as pathology methods and advances in imaging of tumor models; and on human tissue and living human subjects, when specifically dealing with cancer. More generic biomedical optics and biophotonics research involving human tissues or living human subjects should be submitted to the Clinical and Translational Biophotonics conference at this congress.  Topics will include:

  • Photomedicine, such as photodynamic therapy
  • Nanomedicine, including theranostics
  • Molecular contrast agents, probes and reporters
  • Fundamental tissue optical and physical properties of cancer/cancer imaging contrast
  • Intrinsic optical contrast of cancer, such as scattering, fluorescence and bioluminescence
  • Histopathology methods, assays and their applications
  • Intra-vital microscopy and imaging methods for small animal models of cancer
  • Optical imaging of the cancer microenvironment, processes and pathways
  • Optical methods for biomechanics of cancer cells and tumors
  • Optical monitoring of specific delivery, localization, and action of drugs and contrast agents including photodynamic therapy
  • Human in-vivo and fresh tissue optical biopsy, and in-vivo microscopy for cancer
  • Endoscopic techniques for cancer detection
  • Image-guided cancer resection
  • Targeted molecular imaging of cancer, and quantitative validation methods
  • Multi-modal cancer imaging techniques including combinations of optics with MRI, X-ray, radio-diagnostics

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Stephen Boppart, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Multimodal Multiphoton Microscopy of Carcinogenesis, Invited

Frederic Leblond, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, Intraoperative Raman Spectroscopy of Brain Tumors for Guiding Resection, Invited

Richard Levenson, University of California Davis, United States, Histopathology Methods, Assays and their Applications, Invited

Jonathan Liu, University of Washington, United States, Point-of-care Pathology with Miniature Microscopes for Cancer Detection and Surgical Guidance, Invited

Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, United States, Novel Optical Contrast in Cancer: Cherenkov Radiation in Radiotherapy and in Nuclear Medicine , Invited

Melissa Skala, Morgridge Institute for Research, United States, Imaging Cellular Metabolic Heterogeneity in Cancer, Invited

Herbert Stepp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt Munchen, Germany, Intra-operative Brain Tumor Imaging, Invited

Hequn Wang, Massachusetts General Hospital, Novel Imaging-based Biomarkers for Melanoma Diagnosis Using Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy, Invited

Thomas Wang, University of Michigan, United States, Targeted Detection of Flat Colorectal Neoplasia with Wide-field Multi-modal Endoscopy, Invited

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