OVPR Colloquium Series Seminar - Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Metabolic Imaging of Cancer

DateAugust 30, 2017Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building (BSB) A.108

The Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology and HHPR Departments present a VPR Colloquium Series Seminar

Dr. John KurhanewiczProfessor in Residence,
Dept. of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging,
Urology & Pharmaceutical ChemistryUniversity of California, San Francisco

Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Metabolic Imaging of Cancer
Increasing evidence points to cancer being a disease strongly linked to abnormal metabolism due to oncogenetically driven changes in key metabolic enzymes and changes in tumor micro-environmental factors such as perfusion and lactate efflux that result in acidification of the tumor microenvironment have been recognized as important factors leading to disease progression and metastases. This lecture will focus on the development of hyperpolarized 13C labeled MRI metabolic probes of cancer and their translation to patient studies in order to provide improved characterization of cancer in individual patients for personalized therapeutic planning and therapeutic monitoring.

For more information, please contact Dr. Christie Sayes at Christie_Sayes@baylor.edu

PublisherOffice of the Vice Provost for Research
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