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Drugs Enhance SPECT Imaging of Metastatic Cancer

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New drugs that bind to metastatic prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone can enhance SPECT and planar imaging. A new study represents the first time these target-specific radiopharmaceuticals have been shown to improve cancer detection in human patients. Previous in vitro studies showed that the drugs bind strongly to tumor cells containing prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). The drugs were tested in six healthy men and six men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. After injection, whole-body images were obtained at 10 minutes and at one, two, four and 24...Read full article

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