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UCSF Mission Bay to Host Cancer Imaging Symposium on October 14

By UCSF Today | October 6, 2006

The Bay Area scientific community is invited to hear experts talk about advances in cancer imaging at a symposium at the UCSF Mission Bay campus on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The symposium is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street, San Francisco.

The symposium titled "Cancer Imaging: Promises to Keep" will feature state-of-the-art imaging for staging cancer and detecting recurrent disease. Recognizing the limitations in sensitivity and specificity of current technology, exciting, new approaches in various stages of development will be presented. These technologies will cover the spectrum from clinical trials, pre-clinical mouse models to development of new imaging agents.

Speakers at the symposium represent leaders in basic and applied chemistry, physics and bioengineering research. Advances in these fields are expected to result in the ability to determine the potential of tumors to spread as well as provide in real time responsiveness of tumors to targeted cancer therapies.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Engineering or QB3, the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UCSF Department of Radiology.

(Note that in November 2007 the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center was renamed the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.)

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