ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging

Sophisticated imaging technologies to explore cancer biology

Contact

Ms. Kerryn Westcott

03 9496 5512


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Post author: Kerryn Westcott. Last update: 02/11/2015 at 10:53 am by Kerryn Westcott.

Overview

The ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging is an innovative venture bringing together the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the University of Melbourne, Austin Health, and the Melbourne Brain Centre in a multi-disciplinary approach to explore the fundamental biology of cancer utilising sophisticated imaging technologies. Through world class clinical and pre-clinical researchers, and providing a resource for research training in cancer molecular imaging, the ACRF Centre will be at the cutting edge of translational cancer research. It will aid trials of novel therapies to be conducted in Australia, enhancing the prospects for cancer patients not only in Australia, but worldwide.

The ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging includes a Mediso Nanoscan Pet/MRI Imaging Platform, a Mediso Nanoscan SPECT/CT Imaging Platform and an IVIS Spectrum Bioluminescent and Fluorescence Imaging Unit. This equipment is available for use by all those wishing to make use of the technology.

The Centre will benefit Australian cancer sufferers by significantly increasing the understanding of the underlying causes of cancer, while exploring new therapeutic approaches to the treatment of the disease. The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) cancer research grant program is dedicated to funding world-class research in Australia that has the power to make significant break-throughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Benefits

Through world class research, collaboration between clinical and pre-clinical researchers, and providing a resource for research training in cancer molecular imaging, the ACRF Centre will be at the cutting edge of translational cancer research. It will ultimately aid trials of novel therapies to be conducted in Australia, enhancing the prospects for cancer patients not only in Australia, but worldwide.

Access

Potential new users are required to submit an application for use of the imaging equipment and review the Standard Operating Procedures. If you require an application form please send an email to the ACRF Centre Project Manager indicating which equipment you are considering for your research.

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People

Ms. Kerryn Westcott

Ms. Kerryn Westcott

Facility Manager at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, .

P: 03 9496 5512 | Email |

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Principal Medical Physicist at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, .

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Instruments

IVIS Spectrum

In vivo and in vitro 3D Optical molecular imaging system used for Bioluminescence & Fluorescence, Transmission & Reflectance Imaging.

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PET MR

Dual mode Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Magnetic Resonance (MR) used for obtaining soft tissue images with detailed quantitative imaging data are achieved within just one study.

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SPECT CT

Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) X ray computed tomography (CT) used for the examination of bio-chemical processes in healthy and pathological small animals.

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Services

Imaging project design consultation

Used for optomising your experimental design..

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Location

ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute. Level 5, Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

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Categories


Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: Northern
Affiliations: Austin Health, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, The University of Melbourne

Biological Science categories: Animal models, Bio-Assay, Bioresources, CT, Fluorescence, In-vivo image analysis, In-vivo imaging, Luminescence, Microscopy, Mouse, MRI, Mulit-modal, Optical, PET, Rat, Small animal