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Abstract #1720

The Use of Cellular MRI to Study the Role of Cancer Stem Cells in Metastasis Development In Vivo

Emeline Julie Ribot1, Carmen Simedrea2, Ann F. Chambers2, Paula J. Foster1

1Imaging Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada; 2London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario, Canada

Problem: Patient survival decreases to 15.9% when melanoma has metastasized. Cellular MRI was used to monitor melanoma cell fate, to study the influence of cancer cell environment on proliferation and dormancy states.