VISE Fall Seminar – Andrew Larson, PhD
VISE Fall Seminar
to be led by
Andrew Larson, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering,
Feinberg School of Medicine,
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Location: Stevenson Center 5326
Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch
Development of Image-Guided Therapies for Liver Cancer
Image-guided loco-regional therapies are playing an increasingly critical role in the treatment of both primary liver cancer and metastases. Recent developments in imaging technology and nanomaterials offer the potential to improve patient outcomes following these minimally invasive catheter-directed procedures. Developing approaches for MRI monitoring of selective drug delivery, radioembolization, and bacteriolytic therapy will be described along with pre-clinical studies demonstrating these methods in tumor models.
Andrew Larson received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in 1999. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2002 and 2004, respectively, specializing in cardiovascular MRI. Much of his doctoral work was performed as a fellow with the NHLBI Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics. Currently, Dr. Larson is a Professor of Radiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His research is focused upon the development and validation of imaging techniques for intra-procedural guidance of interventional procedures targeting liver cancer. Dr. Larson has served as PI for numerous NIH and industry grants and served as principle advisor to trainees receiving prestigious awards from the NIH, RSNA, SIR, and HHMI. Dr. Larson also currently serves as the director of the Center for Translational Imaging, a shared resource core at NWU.