Preclinical MR of Cancer - Addressing Clinical Needs
ORGANIZERS: Kevin M. Brindle, D.Phil. & Sabrina M. Ronen, Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
Saturday, 7 May 2011

This one-day course will focus on cancer in preclinical models, and will integrate MR imaging, MR spectroscopy and MR spectroscopic imaging studies. The first part will be geared to beginners, and will describe the basic "how to" aspects of a range of preclinical methods in different types of models. The second part of the course will be geared to beginners/intermediates, and will describe the application of the methods outlined in part one to preclinical cancer research. It will cover well-established applications and emerging state-of-the-art approaches. It is hoped that the second part will also prepare participants for new cancer-related MR applications that may emerge in the next few years.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
« Describe how to use basic MRI, MRS and MRSI technologies in preclinical cancer research studies including studies of cells, tissue samples and animal models;
« Describe the principal applications of basic MRI, MRS and MRSI technologies in preclinical cancer research studies; and
« Describe how MRI, MRS and MRSI biomarkers of cancer are used for diagnosis of cancer, for therapy planning and for therapeutic outcome assessment.

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08:30 Tumor Metabolism   Kevin M. Brindle, D.Phil.
09:00 Tumor Physiology   Michal Neeman, Ph.D.
09:30 Tumor 'omics'   Robert J. Gillies, Ph.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 -10:15 Meet the Teachers  
10:30 How to Study Cancer Cell Models   E. Jim Delikatny, Ph.D.
11:00 How to Perform MRI/MRS in Animal Models   Arend Heerschap, Ph.D.
11:30 Tumor Lipid Metabolism   Kristine Glunde, Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00 - 12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Tumor Energy Metabolism   Klaas Nicolay, Ph.D.
14:00 pH in Cancer   Sebastián Cerdán, Ph.D.
14:30 Molecular Imaging in Cancer   Zaver M. Bhujwalla, Ph.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Tumor Vasculature   -permission withheld Simon P. Robinson, Ph.D.
16:00 Imaging Cancer Treatment Response Using Diffusion-weighted MRI   Brian D. Ross, Ph.D.
16:30 Detecting Specific Drug Responses   Sabrina M. Ronen, Ph.D.


  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers