Cancer imaging symposium set for Nov. 13

By Kristen Holland Shear

The eighth annual UT Southwestern In vivo Cancer Cellular and Molecular Imaging Symposium will take place Nov. 13-14. “Hypoxia: Imaging and Exploitation for Cancer Therapy” will include instrument presentations and hands-on training workshops on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radionuclide and optical imaging.

Dr. Ralph Mason, professor of radiology and director of UT Southwestern’s cancer imaging program, said he hopes the two-day symposium will stimulate discussion with a view toward collaborative research.

“It is intended to be both an educational forum and an opportunity to initiate new partnerships within UT Southwestern and with investigators at other institutions,” Dr. Mason said. “Hopefully, it’ll also stimulate additional grant money for investigators and increased interest in our Small Animal Imaging Resource.”

Keynote speakers include Dr. Bernard Gallez, director of the biomedical magnetic resonance unit at the University of Louvain in Belgium; Dr. Kenneth Krohn, professor of radiology and radiation oncology at the University of Washington; and Dr. Dietmar Siemann, professor and associate chair for research at the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center.

Registration is free, but pre-registration is required for lunch Nov. 13 and the afternoon workshops Nov. 14. Visit to register online.

On-site registration and breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 13 in the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building at 6001 Forest Park Road. Dr. Dean Sherry, director of
UT Southwestern’s Advanced Imaging Research Center, will open the event at 8:45 a.m.