MRI-based monitoring of oncolytic virotherapy in brain tumour models
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common type of fatal brain tumour found in adults. A promising therapeutic approach for GBM involves oncolytic viruses (OV) that selectively infect, multiply in and specifically destroy only tumour cells. Successful oncolytic virotherapy requires frequent non-invasive monitoring of the whole process. The goal of the EU-funded OncoViroMRI project is to develop an MRI-based application for accurate, quantitative and rapid imaging of OV delivery and spread in relevant tumour models. The proposed interdisciplinary methodology involves the genetic modification of the virus for MRI detection, the development of machine-learning methods to enhance the virus image-monitoring process and finally the evaluation using mice models of brain tumour therapy.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships