Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre
A major UK funding injection of £50 million from Cancer Research UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has supported the establishment of a joint King’s College London and UCL Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre. Announced in September 2008, the centre will focus on using imaging techniques to identify appropriate treatments in diagnosed cancer patients.
The centre will develop new imaging techniques and uses for existing advanced imaging technologies, including imaging equipment that allows scientists to watch cells in action by tracing radioactive markers injected into the patient’s body. These techniques will enable doctors to see therapies at work, identifying earlier which treatments work best for individual patients.
Professor Tony Ng, Richard Dimbleby Chair of Cancer Research and Professor Philip Blower, Professor of Imaging Chemistry are joint lead investigators at King's College London.