Profound discoveries in physics lie at the heart of biomedical imaging, which has revolutionised diagnostic medicine in the last 30 years. Our research programme aims to develop and translate new technologies that exploit a region of the electromagnetic spectrum that remains relatively under-used for this purpose, namely the visible and near-infrared range. I will introduce the importance of this spectral range for revealing the role of oxygen consumption and oxidative stress in cancer progression. I will then present some of our efforts to access the contrast available in this range in vivo, going directly to the site of interest with new endoscopy methods or enhancing depth of penetration using hybrid techniques, such as optoacoustic imaging. In each case, I will outline the potential of the approach for addressing an unmet need in cancer imaging as well as the challenges for clinical translation.
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