MR of Cancer
of Group Chairman and Secretary for 1999.
-Results of the 1999 Election of Officers for the year 2000.
-Financial Status of the Study Group and the Negendank Fund.
-Summary Report on the St. Louis Workshop (Nov. 1998).
-ISMRM Program Committee Report and Planning Activities.
-Status of the ISMRM Website and the Cancer MR Email Listserver.
-Proposal for a Metabolite MRS Webserver (Structure and NMR Databank).
-Future Meetings and Workshops.
The following THEME will be introduced by a guest lecturer; this theme carries with it a CHALLENGE to the MR community; selected members of a discussion panel will give short summaries relating to the list of topics below and an open discussion session with active audience participation will take place.
Theme: Tumor vascularization, microcirculation, and tissue perfusion: their influence on tumor oxygenation, pH, and drug pharmacokinetics; their importance in determining cancer treatment strategies and therapy response.
Challenge: How can noninvasive MRI/MRS methods be used for monitoring these physiologic parameters, for developing improved therapies, or for clinical patient management?
Principles of Oxygen Transport in Tumors, Guest Lecturer Mark W. Dewhirst, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Suggested Topics for Discussion Session
Tumor detection and characterization on the basis of vascular properties using MRI
MR monitoring of tumor oxygenation
Tumor therapy and MR signatures of therapy response