Eckert & Ziegler awards prizes to young nuclear medicine researchers
2016-10-18 / This year’s Eckert & Ziegler Abstract Award went to five nuclear medicine specialists from Italy, Sweden and The Netherlands at the congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) in Barcelona. The prizes were awarded for research work in the fields of oncological diagnostics.
The competition, which is run by Eckert & Ziegler AG in cooperation with the EANM and awards prizes of €1,000 each, was held for the ninth time. A jury of seven EANM members chose the following five laureates from a total of 717 entries:
Francesco Ceci, Italy: 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT for early restaging prostate cancer. Preliminary results of a prospective trial in patients with biochemical failure after radical therapy and PSA levels < 2 ng/mL
Francesco Cicone, Italy: Value of F-DOPA PET in the long term follow up of radionecrotic brain metastases after radiosurgery: comparison with MRI
Sandra Heskamp, The Netherlands: SPECT/CT imaging of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint pathway in syngeneic murine tumor models
Egesta Lopci, Italy: Prognostic significance of molecular and imaging biomarkers in primary brain tumors
Bogdan Mitran, Sweden: Feasibility of in vivo imaging of VEGFR2 expression using high affinity antagonistic biparatopic affibody construct ZVEGFR2-Bp2
“With its Travel Award, Eckert & Ziegler assists young scientists in making their research results in the field of medical imaging available to a broad public,” explained Dr. André Heß, Member of the Executive Board of Eckert & Ziegler AG and Head of the Radiopharma Segment.
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