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Response Assessment in Immune-Oncology

Posted by Ed Ashton, Ph.D. on March 13, 2018
Seven years after the approval of the first immune checkpoint inhibitor for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, immunotherapy remains one of the primary areas of focus for oncology drug development. While checkpoint inhibition, chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, and other immune-related therapies hold great promise in terms of both improved treatment outcomes and reduced side-effect ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

NASH-TAG 2018

Posted by Jon Riek, Ph.D on February 15, 2018
Ironically, the 2018 NASH-TAG conference in the Rocky Mountains featured much less snow than we have “enjoyed” in the northeast this winter. Weather forced one speaker to present remotely from his home—thank goodness web conferencing technology can now mitigate travel cancellations! In 2018, various speakers presented some very promising results including compounds from Gilead (GS-0976), Bristol ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

Archived Webinar: Body Composition in Clinical Trials – From BMI to MRI

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on January 16, 2018
According to the WHO, obesity is an epidemic that kills at least 2.8 million people each year.  The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades. Obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, diabetes, liver disease such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and certain cancers. Muscular dystrophies, such as Duchenne, ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

Archived Webinar: Optimize the Imaging in Clinical Trials by Aligning Operational Excellence and Scientific Expertise

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on August 02, 2017
The purpose of most clinical trials really boils down to a single question: Does my drug work? If you're feeling really ambitious, you may add a second question: How does my drug work? Medical imaging is one important tool for answering these questions, but imaging can be complicated, and mistakes are sometimes made. When things go wrong between you and your imaging provider, it's not easy to ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

Imaging the Liver: A Tale of Two Conferences

Posted by Jon Riek, Ph.D on June 19, 2017
As the VP of Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Imaging, I need to stay ahead of industry trends and invest in the advancements being made in research.  Toward these ends, I recently traveled to two conferences – International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 25th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, and the 2nd International Workshop on NASH Biomarkers in Washington, DC. To me, these ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

NASH Webinar Q&A: Discover the Non-invasive Techniques

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on April 25, 2017
As part of our ongoing webinar series, we recently broadcasted Assessing NASH: Discover the Non-invasive Techniques, presented by Richard Ehman, M.D. from the Mayo Clinic and Jonathan Riek, Ph.D., Vice President, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Imaging at BioTelemetry Research.  This webinar discussed noninvasive ways to assess NASH using imaging; for example, proton density fat fraction (PDFF), T1 ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

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