News: molecular imaging

Fluorescent Compounds Make Tumors Glow

Friday, May 7th, 2010

A series of novel imaging agents could light up tumors as they begin to form — before they turn deadly — and signal their transition to aggressive cancers. The compounds — fluorescent inhibitors of the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) — could have broad applications for detecting tumors earlier, monitoring a tumor’s transition from pre-malignancy to more […]