In the study of CAR-T with lymphoma, researchers are discovering that PET scans with FDG (a modified sugar molecule) predict long term response to CAR-T therapy. For patients who are not responding, this gives doctors time to switch to other treatment regimens without having to wait.
…The second generation Discovery PET/CT scanner at INITIO includes the ability to calculate the metabolic volume of a tumor, and we routinely report these emerging biomarkers to our referring physicians….
This new PET tracer compound, SMBT-1, focuses on astrocytes, which are the most abundant cell type in the brain, even more abundant than neurons. The tracer is able to selectively detect activated astrocytes, which may be a marker of undesirable brain inflammation which precedes cognitive deterioration.
Dr. Rob’s comment: Targeted radiotherapy is the process of making a drug that can lock onto a cancer cell, and then adding a radioactive atom to that drug. After we inject the material, it locks onto cancer cells, and highly targeted radioactive emissions kill the cancer cells, while sparing healthy tissue. This treatment, which has been available in Europe, Australia and the US, is now coming to clinical trials in Canada, and INITIO is excited to participate in these trials, currently in planning stages for prostate cancer, and slated to begin later this summer.
A new PET tracer, uPAR, is able to detect the functional activity of these tumours, allowing them to be more easily diagnosed and therefore referred for better treatment earlier. It can also aid physicians in determining who is at greater risk of disease progression.
Article: https://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=mol&pag=dis&itemId=134558 In this study of 51 patients with melanoma on immunotherapy, the results of a PET/CT scan with the radiolabeled sugar molecule FDG, within
Nuclear medicine has entered an era when we are discovering more and more molecules which can precisely target cancer cells. In this case, the molecule
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