“The EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment was excellent. I met many people that will lead to interesting follow-up discussions about the work I was presenting. We'll continue pushing these new technologies and hope to build up a lot of momentum next year!”


Chris Phillips, Senior Research Scientist at ETH Zurich

EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

The EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment at NKI was focused on making another step towards closure of the existing gap between unmet medical needs and innovative industrial solutions.


It is clear that there is a need for the paradigm shift from treatment towards preserving healthy state as well as avoiding overtreatment as much as undertreatment. Many medical fields could benefit from novel technologies, including pathology, radiology, dermatology, etc. Photonics has one of the best potentials to make a real change and during this meeting it was discussed how it can be achieved.


State-of-the-art technological advantages focusing on the minimal invasive diagnostic tools as well and interoperative tumor margin assessment such as Hyperspectral and Diffuse reflectance imaging, Raman spectroscopy, OCT, fluorescence imaging, etc. were discussed alongside with novel developments of various optical components and systems enabling the use of this technics on the real clinical setting.


The meeting was hosted by the Netherlands Cancer Institute and sponsored by PIXAPP, MIRPHAB, JePPIX, OptoSigma, Superlum, art photonics and Lisa Laser.

“The EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment was excellent. I learned a lot about potential applications for OFS fibers and found very good contacts. I’m looking forward to the next EPIC event.”


Udo Fetzer, Key Account Manager at OFS