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Imaging Technology Could Confirm When a Drug Is Going to the Right Place


Doctors and scientists from Memorial Sloan Kettering report on an innovative technique for noninvasively watching where targeted therapy is going in the body. It also allows them to see how much of the drug reaches the tumor.

Targeted therapy has become an important player in the collection of treatments for cancer. But sometimes it’s difficult for doctors to determine whether a person’s tumor has the right target or how much of a drug is actually reaching it.

 

A multidisciplinary team of doctors and scientists from Memorial Sloan Kettering has discovered an innovative technique for noninvasively visualizing where targeted therapy is going in the body. This method can also measure how much of it reaches the tumor. What makes this development even more exciting is that the drug they are studying employs an entirely new approach for stopping cancer growth.

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