Dr Jonathan Goodwin, MRI Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle, is one of five recipients of the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) Brain Cancer Innovation Project Grants.
Jonathan and his team are exploring a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based approach to glucose metabolism measurement in head and neck cancer patients.
The ability to accurately measure glucose metabolism in brain cancer using MRI, could have a significant impact on clinical practice. Such a technology would allow far greater insight into the treatment response process through follow up scan sessions and could have a significant impact on cancer staging.
The five highly innovative brain cancer research projects received more than $725,000 in funding from the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) following a nationwide call-out and scientific review by experts in the field. The grant rounds will be conducted over one to two years, with the ultimate aim of solving the riddle of brain cancer.