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Emerging Applications of Molecular Imaging to Oncology

Emerging Applications of Molecular Imaging to Oncology

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Advances in Cancer Research provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Here, once again, outstanding and original reviews are presented on a variety of topics. This volume, number 124, covers emerging applications of molecular imaging to oncology, including molecular-genetic imaging, imaging the tumor microenvironment, tracking cells and vaccines in vivo, and more.

  • Provides information on cancer research
  • Outstanding and original reviews
  • Suitable for researchers and students

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124116382
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/09/2014
Series: Advances in Cancer Research Series , #124
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 1,208,750
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Paul B. Fisher, MPh, PhD, FNAI, Professor and Chairman, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Director, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine Thelma Newmeyer Corman Chair in Cancer Research in the VCU Massey Cancer Center, VCU, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, and Emeritus Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY. Dr. Fisher is among the top 10% of NIH funded investigators over the past 35-years, published approximately 625 papers and reviews, and has 55 issued patents. He pioneered novel gene/discovery approaches (subtraction hybridization), developed innovative therapeutic approaches (Cancer Terminator Viruses), presented numerous named and distinguished lectures, founded several start-up companies, was Virginia Outstanding Scientist of 2014 and elected to the National Academy of Inventors in 2018. Dr. Fisher is a prominent nationally and internationally recognized cancer research scientist focusing on understanding the molecular and biochemical basis of cancer development and progression to metastasis and using this garnered information to develop innovative approaches for diagnosing and treating cancer. He discovered and patented novel genes and gene promoters relevant to cancer growth control, differentiation and apoptosis. His discoveries include the first cloning of p21 (CDK inhibitor), human polynucleotide phosphorylase, mda-9/syntenin (a pro-metastatic gene), mda-5 and mda-7/IL-24, which has shown promising clinical activity in Phase I/II clinical trials in patients with advanced cancers. Dr. Fisher alsohas a documented track record as a successful seasoned entrepreneur. He was Founder and Director of GenQuest Incorporated, a functional genomics company, which merged with Corixa Corporation in 1998, traded on NASDAQ and was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2006. He discovered the cancer-specific PEG-Prom, which is the core technology of Cancer Targeting Systems (CTS, Inc.), a Virginia/Maryland-based company (at Johns Hopkins Medical Center) focusing on imaging and therapy (“theranostics”) of metastatic cancer (2014) by Drs. Fisher and Martin G. Pomper. He co-founded InVaMet Therapeutics (IVMT) and InterLeukin Combinatorial Therapies (ILCT) with Dr. Webster K. Cavenee (UCSD) (2017/2018).

Table of Contents

1. Quantitative Radiology: Applications to Oncology
Edward H Herskovits
2. The Intricate Role of CXCR4 in Cancer
Samit Chatterjee, Babak Behnam Azad and Sridhar Nimmagadda
3. Recent Advances in Nanoparticle Based Nuclear Imaging of Cancers
Avinash Srivatsan and Xiaoyuan Chen
4. Molecular-Genetic Imaging of Cancer
Il Minn, Mitchell E. Menezes, Siddik Sarkar, Keerthi Yarlagadda, Swadesh K. Das, Luni Emdad, Devanand Sarkar, Paul B. Fisher and Martin G. Pomper
5. Real-Time Fluorescence Image-Guided Oncologic Surgery
Suman B. Mondal, Shengkui Gao, Nan Zhu, Rongguang Liang, Viktor Gruev and Samuel Achilefu
6. Cerenkov imaging: seeing the light
Sudeep Das and Jan Grimm
7. Molecular Imaging of the Tumor Microenvironment for Precision Medicine and Theranostics
Marie-France Penet, Balaji Krishnamachary, Zhihang Chen, Jiefu Jin and Zaver M. Bhujwalla
8. Tracking Cellular and Immune Therapies in Cancer
David M. Kurtz and Sanjiv S. Gambhir
9. Developing MR probes for Molecular Imaging
Michael T. McMahon and Kannie W.Y. Chan
10. Clinical Translation of Molecular Imaging Agents used in PET Studies of Cancer
Laura M. Kenny and Eric O. Aboagye

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