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Advances in Translational Cancer Imaging: Opportunities and Challenges


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1Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

2Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

3University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA

4Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA


Advances in Translational Cancer Imaging: Opportunities and Challenges

Description

Cancer imaging is tasked to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of patients with cancer. In recent years, it has been apparent that the malignant behavior of tumors depends not only on the cancer cell itself but also on its interaction with the host environment. Means to image and exploit the tumour environment, and cellular pathways that contribute to it, are increasing in importance. There is an urgent need for the development of noninvasive imaging techniques that provide early disease detection, that give prognostic information, and that can detect early treatment response in order to guide therapy in individual patients.

Early cancer detection and quantitative imaging techniques in cancer pathophysiology evaluation and therapy efficacy monitoring involve the interrogation of biologic processes in tumor molecular abnormalities. This will encompass new imaging paradigms that include multiple image-capture techniques, medical physics, biomathematics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. The ability to image fine molecular changes of cancer opens up exciting possibilities for clinical applications with high relevance to personalized treatment as well as pharmaceutical development. Early cancer screening and cancer detection are expected to have a major economic impact due to higher curative rate for many tumor types.

This special issue will serve both scientific and clinical communities by disseminating novel results and concepts relevant to the cancer imaging in basic, translational, and clinical studies ranging from animal models to human patients.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and validation of cancer imaging biomarkers
  • Quantitative imaging techniques in cancer pathophysiology evaluation and therapy efficacy monitoring
  • Cost-effectiveness of cancer screening program
  • Molecular imaging of cancer animal models using multiple imaging modalities
  • Computer aided early cancer detection and diagnosis techniques

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7814529
  • - Research Article

A Novel Two-Step Technique for Retrieving Fractured Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Segments Migrating into the Heart or the Pulmonary Artery

Juan Peng | Xiao-Ming Zhang | ... | Cheng Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8058245
  • - Research Article

Fuzzy Clustering Applied to ROI Detection in Helical Thoracic CT Scans with a New Proposal and Variants

Alfonso Castro | Alberto Rey | ... | Pedro Sanjurjo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2643862
  • - Clinical Study

Intraoperative Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Evaluates the Grade of Glioma

Ling-Gang Cheng | Wen He | ... | Song Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9254742
  • - Research Article

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of Small Peritoneal Implants in “Potentially” Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

Laretta Grabowska-Derlatka | Pawel Derlatka | ... | Andrzej Cieszanowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8128207
  • - Research Article

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging with Two Different -Values in Detection of Solid Focal Liver Lesions

Da-wei Yang | Ke-yang Wang | ... | Zheng-han Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8279560
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Residual DSBs in Ataxia-Telangiectasia Lymphoblast Cells Initiating Apoptosis

Teresa Anglada | Mariona Terradas | ... | Marta Martín
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8905916
  • - Research Article

Improvement in the Detection of Cystic Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma by Measurement of Thyroglobulin in Aspirated Fluid

Yong Wang | Huan Zhao | ... | Hui-Qin Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 298679
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT Characterization of Xp11.2 Translocation/TFE3 Gene Fusions versus Papillary Renal Cell Carcinomas

Jian He | Kefeng Zhou | ... | Tian Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 624074
  • - Review Article

Molecular Imaging with MRI: Potential Application in Pancreatic Cancer

Chen Chen | Chang Qiang Wu | ... | Xiao Ming Zhang
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