Dec 8, 2017
Green Hall, Room 0120
Monica Shokeen will present.
Abstract: Multiple myeloma is an age-related, lethal, hematological malignancy with an estimated thirty thousand new cases and thirteen thousand deaths in 2017 alone. A disease of antibody-secreting clonal plasma B-cells that grow primarily in the bone marrow, multiple myeloma is characterized by debilitating fractures, anemia, renal failure and hypercalcemia. Targeted molecular and metabolic imaging combined with advanced anatomical scans can elucidate the interaction of myeloma cells with surrounding tissue that drives myeloma pathogenesis. This lecture will cover the basics of imaging multiple myeloma. Use of optical, nuclear and magnetic resonance imaging in myeloma mouse models will be discussed.
Organizer / Host: Joseph O'Sullivan