Imaging cancer hallmarks
Cancer progression and spread depend on various molecular parameters as well as on the tumour microenvironment. Conventional imaging provides certain information on tumour localisation, shape and size as well as metabolic activity. The idea behind the EU-funded OCTOPUS project is to generate a non-invasive device that can integrate molecular, vascular and tissue oxygenation information, three major hallmarks of cancer. The device will help studying tumour dynamics and predict disease evolution. The OCTOPUS approach offers a more holistic analysis of cancer that will further support image-guided treatment and disease management.