Imaging method can determine breast cancer treatment course

10/31/2010 |

British researchers used an imaging method combining hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate and [1,4-13C2]fumarate to determine whether a model of human breast adenocarcinoma is responding to doxorubicin therapy. "Our new imaging method not only shows early evidence that treatment is working but could also help predict the long-term outcome. We expect that these techniques will have an impact for patients in the near future," a researcher said.

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