Danish Cancer Society Symposium 2018

The topic of this years' Cancer Symposium is "Modern imaging in clinical oncology. From technological advances to patient benefit". The symposium will take place from 8 to 10 October 2018 in Copenhagen.

Please note that the symposium is only open for applicants from the Danish research environment.
See Applications on how to apply.

Danish Cancer Society Symposium 2018

Imaging has drastically improved our ability to detect, monitor and treat cancer for decades. Recent years have even seen accelerated pace of development in imaging for oncological applications. Positron emission tomography is now a routine modality which at the forefront of clinical research is being combined with magnetic resonance imaging and even hyperpolarized MR to yield a truly multimodal imaging dataset. The promise of these advances is that imaging can move from providing morphological data about the patient to provide a non-invasive 3D fingerprint of patient and disease biology. Clearly the goal is to use this information to guide management and provide tangible benefits to patients. Promising applications range from assessing tumor phenotypes to imaging the immune response to disease and therapy and guiding radiation therapy according to an individualized map of disease aggressiveness and normal tissue tolerance.

One main challenge of the advanced imaging is processing of information. Computer scientists are invited in this symposium to present their approach to computer-assisted learning algorithms. At the same time, clinicians and statisticians are invited to keep the focus on patient benefit and discussing with attendees how we go from statistical significance in single studies to clinical utility and patient benefit.

The proposed program gather a multidisciplinary faculty capable of elucidating the field from a variety of angles and challenge each other and the audience on how to reach the ultimate goal of improving management of cancers.


  • Novel PET tracers
  • MR
  • Computer science and imaging
  • Imaging in radiation oncology
  • Response assessment


Barbara Malene Fischer, Dept. of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine and PET, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

Ivan Richter Vogelius, Dept. of Oncology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

Symposium Secretariat
If you have any further questions regarding the symposium, please contact:

Anne Marie Hansen / Lissa Churchward

Danish Cancer Society
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

E-mail: symposium@cancer.dk

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Members of the Symposium and Junior Researcher Award Committee

Lena Specht, Rigshospitalet  (Chairwoman)
Ulrik Ringborg, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Torben Falck Ørntoft, Aarhus University Hospital
Finn Cilius Nielsen, Rigshospitalet
Kristian Helin, University of Copenhagen
Mette Nytoft Yilmaz, Aalborg University Hospital
Jesper Kjær Abildgaard (patient representative)

Every year the Danish Cancer Society gives out up to two junior researcher awards. Read more Kræftens Bekæmpelses Juniorforskerpris (only in Danish).