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Canadian Institutes of Health Research Symposium on Novel Cancer Therapies and Innovations in Treatment Monitoring

Date: November 14 to 15, 2011

Location: Vaughan Estates, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The symposium will focus on quantitative imaging methods within clinical ranges of ultrasound frequencies and optical methods, and how these may be used to quantify many forms of cell death.

Experts will speak about validating ultrasound and optical imaging methods using correlative analysis of 3-D histopathology and specialized magnetic resonance tumour-imaging methods as gold standard references with human tumour samples. The symposium will also focus on incorporating results from the development and monitoring of new therapies, where ultrasound as an antivascular agent can enhance chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer.

The ultimate goal of the symposium is to expand the roles of ultrasound and optical methods clinically, leading to major contributions to cancer therapy. Please see attached event poster (PDF, 95.4 KB), containing updated information regarding speakers.

To register for the symposium, please print out and fill in the registration form (PDF, 144.5 KB).

Abstracts may be submitted to no later than Friday, September 9. Please see abstract template and guidelines (Word, 36.5 KB).

Questions? Contact Jennifer Coccagna at 416-480-6128 or