Bench to Bedside: Chemistry of Health Care

Spectroscopic Tools for the Treatment of Cancer (#397)

The symposium will cover all aspects of the chemistry associated with development of diagnostic and therapeutic studies of human cancer together with the clinicians. Analytical spectroscopic technology has been an important part in the new medical field, for example, photo diagnosis (PD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with laser in the visible light region. Recently, medical imaging analysis has greatly progressed and widened on the basis of magnetic resonance spectroscopic technologies, X-rays (neutron, heavy particle beams and higher energy X-rays), visible, infrared regions, and micro waves and ultrasounds for emerging more specific and reliable cancer diagnostic images. We shall have 5 different sessions: (1) PD, PDT and combination therapy with PDT in clinical and animal model of cancer, (2) Infrared spectroscopic micro-imaging of cancer tissues or cells, (3) Magnetic resonance imaging including electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopic imaging in cancer, (4) boron-neutron-capture, ionizing X-rays and heavy atoms sensitizing therapy of cancer tissues and cells. (5) Poster presentations for (1) (4) sessions. We are hopeful that spectroscopic analysis and imaging technologies will provide useful biomarkers in the diagnoses and planning treatment in human cancers. The extra evening session before the 5 sessions will be setting for 2 hrs.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015