Symposium on Imaging Hallmarks of Cancer

October 26-27, 2017; Lisbon/Portugal
Course information

The course is designed for radiologists and all those professionals interested in acquiring knowledge on cutting-edge methods to diagnose, to treat and to manage cancer patients.  A renowned multidisciplinary faculty will provide the delegates with a blend of basic science and the most recent developments in computational, functional, and molecular imaging techniques as well as in the rapidly evolving field of Interventional Oncology. 

Learning objectives
  • to learn how to use novel imaging methods to interrogate cancer biology and physiology
  • to envision how translational research may help developing imaging research
  • to become familiar with and understand the added value of image-guided intervention in cancer care

Programme Thursday, October 26
17:00-17:30 Registration
17:30-17:50 Welcome and introduction

L. Beleza, Lisbon/PT
President of the Champalimaud Foundation

N. Gourtsoyiannis, Athens/GR
Scientific Educational Director of ESOR

C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
Host organiser
18:00-18:30 Keynote lecture
Chair: C. Matos, Lisbon/PT

Research in medical imaging in the digital era
G. Krestin, Rotterdam/NL
Chair: C. Matos, Lisbon/PT

Scrofulous Sogolon - Scanning the Sunjata Epic
M. Ghysels, Brussels/BE

Friday, October 27
09:00-10:45 Computational imaging
Chair: C. Matos, Lisbon/PT

Introductory remarks. Open questions
C. Matos, Lisbon/PT

MR imaging biomarkers in cancer
N. Papanikolaou, Lisbon/PT

Texture analysis in medical images: applications in cancer
A. Alberich-Bayarri, Valencia/ES

Radiomics - the promise of imaging for precision medicine
A. Radbruch, Heidelberg/DE

Panel discussion: will computational imaging maximise radiology's role in cancer care?
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
New insights from basic science
Chair: L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES

Introductory remarks. Open questions
L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES

Cancer and immune reaction
M. Ferreira, Lisbon/PT

Identification and targeting of cancer metastatic niches
B. Costa Da Silva, Lisbon/PT

Single cell imaging of tumour heterogeneity and response to therapy in human-zebrafish xenografts
R. Fior, Lisbon/PT

Panel discussion: challenges in transnational research
Lunch break
14:00-15:45 Molecular imaging
Chair: D. Costa, Lisbon/PT

Introductory remarks. Open questions
D. Costa, Lisbon/PT

Radiomics - new markers in PET-CT
N. Schaefer, Lausanne/CH

Multiparametric MR and PET imaging of intratumoural biological heterogeneity
A.J. Beer, Ulm/DE

Diagnostic molecular pathology: reading a patient's tissue in the 21th century
A. Beltran, Lisbon/PT

Panel discussion
: how to incorporate molecular imaging into the clinics?
Coffee break
Interventional oncology
Chair: F. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT

Introductory remarks. Open questions
F. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT

Percutaneous image-guided cryoablation: current applications in cancer
A. Gangi, Strasbourg/FR

Local ablation in oligometastatic disease
A. Gillams, London/UK

Image guided therapy in HCC: what is new?
J.F.H. Geschwind, New Haven/USA

Panel discussion: the pros and cons of image-guided intervention in oncology
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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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  • 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Tel: +43-1-533 40 64
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