Professor Anwar R. Padhani FRCP FRCR
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, London, UK
Professor Anwar R. Padhani is an internationally recognized oncological/MRI radiologist and currently the clinical lead in MRI and head of imaging research at the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, London. Professor Padhani is an honorary senior lecturer at University College London.
He is involved in the development of innovative research programs investigating the use of functional imaging on the micro-environment of human tumours, and has performed numerous clinical research studies evaluating tumour perfusion, permeability, oxygenation and water diffusion imaging of breast, brain, rectal and prostate cancers as well as studies of antiangiogenic and antivascular treatments. This work which involves CT scanning, MRI and PET-CT is of international renown. He is a co-applicant in a number of successful grant proposals in support of this research.
As a key opinion leader he has helped establish MRI perfusion and diffusion as key biomarkers of tumour response to therapies. In this regard, he advises Cancer Research UK, the National Cancer Institute (USA) and major pharmaceutical companies and international clinical trials radiology organizations on clinical trial design and quality assurance procedures for incorporating dynamic MRI and more recently diffusion MRI into first in man clinical studies of novel drugs.
He is also expert in oncological imaging looking after patients on a weekly basis and is also a specialist in a number of emerging clinical MRI applications including dynamic MRI, diffusion weighted MRI & MR spectroscopy. He has help in establishing multifunctional MRI of the prostate as an essential tool for the management of prostate cancer via international collaborations in Europe and the USA.
Professor Padhani has a passion for teaching and has published chapters in 30 textbooks, 51 educational and scientific journal reviews, and published over 95 full scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. He has edited the book "Advances in Oncologic Imaging Techniques" (Taylor & Francis, New York) published in 2006.
He has also edited the "Guidelines for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management" (Royal College of Radiologist, UK).
Professor Padhani has given over 200 invited lectures at national and international scientific and educational meetings including plenary talks on multifunctional MRI, imaging angiogenesis, advanced prostate imaging and diffusion imaging. He has organised a weekend educational course on "clinical MRI of cancer" at the annual meeting of the international society of magnetic resonance in medicine for 2006-2009, 2011-2013.