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    Imaging Agent Illuminates Cancer and Surrounding ‘Hijacked’ Cells

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    Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have developed an imaging agent that can identify multiple types of tumors as well as the surrounding normal cells that the cancer uses as a shield against attempts to destroy it.

    “This unique imaging agent identifies cancer cells as well as other compromised cells surrounding the tumor,” professor Samuel Achilefu said. “Cancer transforms surrounding cells so that it can proliferate, spread to other parts of the body, and escape treatment. This imaging compound can detect cancer cells and their supporting cast, the diseased cells that are otherwise invisible.”

    A new imaging agent, developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,…

    Mar, 18 2020 |

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