Theragnostic Talks: Episode S01E01, Rodney Hicks

create 2021-03-24
For professor Rodney Hicks, it´s all about the patient. In a time when science focus on overall survival – he asks: what quality of life does it bring to the patient? And treatment of patients, he says, is not science. It is art.

Professor Rodney Hicks is our first guest on Theragnostic Talks, a podcast by SAM Nordic.

Rodney Hicks is known as a pioneer, has over 500 peer-reviewed publications and has held numerous national and international research grants. He started his career in nuclear medicine and he witnessed one of the first treatments with MIBG (Metaiodobenzylguanidine) in a patient with metastatic pheochromocytoma. For him, an eye-opener, to see the tumor shrink. He pioneered the use of PET (Positron emission tomography) and has introduced a number of novel PET tracers.

Today Rodney Hicks is director of molecular imaging at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Melbourne.

Theragnostics has, according to professor Hicks, “a strong future if we remain engaged and brave”.

Guest: Rodney Hicks
By: Gustav Widar and Annette Andren
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