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Annick D. Van den Abbeele, MD, FACR, FICIS
Professor Van den Abbeele is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School; Chair Emeritus, Department of Imaging, Founder and Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute; Co-Director of the Tumor Imaging Metrics Core, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center; Chief Emeritus, Division of Cancer Imaging, Department of Radiology, Mass General Brigham; and Senior Faculty Scholar, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Brigham.
Professor Van den Abbeele was recently elected the 2021-2022 President of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) and serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the ICIS journal, Cancer Imaging. She is nationally and internationally known for her translational research in molecular imaging, building upon her pioneering work in using imaging to monitor target hit and response to molecularly-targeted therapy and immunotherapy in several cancers. Professor Van den Abbeele is the founder and director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology, an integrated clinical and preclinical cancer imaging center co-located with a research-dedicated state-of-the-art cyclotron. She also co-founded and co- directs the Tumor Imaging Metrics Core now established at eight national comprehensive cancer centers. Professor Van den Abbeele has participated in multiple trials testing novel diagnostic and therapeutic agents and helped implement the field of theranostics in multiple cancers. She launched cancer imaging as a new imaging specialty, and the Cancer Imaging Program Fellowship which has grown from one fellow to nine fellows currently who are themselves creating cancer imaging divisions in their own departments.
Her major areas of research include translational cancer research using molecular imaging using multidisciplinary integrated pre-clinical and clinical programs, and quantitative tumor imaging metrics. Professor Van den Abbeele is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) and of the International Cancer Imaging Society (FICIS). She has received several awards, serves on various national and international scientific advisory boards and review panels, NCI program progress review groups, and several local, national and international committees. Professor Van den Abbeele has mentored over 200 trainees; serves as a PhD thesis advisor, reviewer and faculty mentor; has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific articles, abstracts, educational materials, book chapters; co- edited 2 textbooks; and presented numerous lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.