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Glowing tumor technology helps surgeons remove hidden cancer cells

Glowing tumor technology helps surgeons remove hidden cancer cells

Surgeons were able to identify and remove a greater number of cancerous nodules from lung cancer patients when combining intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) — through the use of a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow during surgery — with preoperative positron emission tomography (PET) scans. The study from the Abramson Cancer Center at the […]

Researcher advances PET imaging technology to improve patient’s response to cancer treatment

Researcher advances PET imaging technology to improve patient’s response to cancer treatment

A promising new discovery by UCLA scientists could lead to a new method of identifying cancer patients that express high levels of an enzyme and are more likely to respond to cancer treatments. Decades of significant advances and improvements in PET imaging technology have led to the detection of an enzyme in humans that plays […]