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Cancer Imaging

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About our research programme

Our Imaging theme is centred around the King's College London and UCL Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre (one of four centres that has been funded by CRUK & EPSRC, since 2008 and was renewed in 2013 following a nationwide competition).


The most efficient pathway for translating biological knowledge through imaging into clinical benefit requires interdisciplinary technological development, combining chemistry for newprobes with physics/engineering for new instrumentation; mathematics/computing formodelling and image reconstruction. Since its inception in 2008, our centre has particularly emphasized on the combination of imaging modalities (e.g. PET and MR, MR and optical) and techniques that can probe cancer activities across different resolution scales (nano- tomillimeter).


The Centre aims to develop and use imaging, in combination with clinicopathological assessment, genomics and in-house optical proteomics techniques, to elucidate themolecular and physiological processes of cancer. This knowledge will be applied to dissecttumour heterogeneity and personalise treatment for people with cancer, improving survival.



The programme is coordinated by Professor Tony Ng. Our seven signature programmes meet approximately once a month. If you would like to join one of our next meeting, become part of the programme, get on the mailing list or get in touch with one of our researchers, please contact Dr Maria Lioumi who is our Senior Translational Manager (

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