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Applying physics to solving problems in oncology...

An Invitation!

We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop on “The Physical Principles of Human Cancer Imaging” to be hosted by the Martinos Center, MGH in Boston, MA on November 5-6, 2013. This workshop is sponsored by the Physics of Living Systems program at the National Science Foundation and MGH.

We are excited to have a full agenda of topics at the intersection of physics/ mathematics and cancer imaging. The meeting will be oriented around a high level of interactions between participants, focusing on problems where fundamental physical and mathematical principles can be leveraged to make progress towards cancer diagnosis and treatment. Most of each session will be devoted to active discussion within our small group of invitees, who span both the physics and engineering of advanced imaging and biologists and clinicians at the forefront of cancer biology and treatment.

A tentative agenda can be found here

We very much hope that you will be able to join us. This small group meeting will be a chance for a highly interactive exchange between physicists, biologists, clinicians, and both NSF and NIH Program Officers, and should be an exciting chance to synergistically develop new directions for our work.

Workshop Organizers


Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH

Herbert Levine, PhD
Dept. of Bioengineering, Rice University

Antonio Tito Fojo
National Cancer Institute

Susan Bates
National Cancer Institute



Workshop Sponsor Contacts

Krastan Blagoev, PhD
National Science Foundation/ Physics of Living Systems Program