The Imaging Translation Program is one of the six projects of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The program is accelerating the development of imaging tools and techniques for earlier detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Targeted imaging probes are one type of the specialized tools being developed. The program aims to streamline advances into the clinic and marketplace to improve screening and treatment options for cancer patients.
OICR is a centre of excellence in cancer research with a focus on prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Established in December 2005, the institute will support more than 50 internationally recognized principal investigators. There is a strong core of scientists at the MaRS Centre with the remainder in nodes of excellence around the province. The Imaging Translation Project is one of these nodes of excellence with researchers based at the University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University and University Health Network.