UCLA Scientists Develop System to Find Prostate Cancer Metastases Earlier than Conventional Imaging:

UCLA Scientists Develop System to Find Prostate Cancer Metastases Earlier than Conventional Imaging: NCI Cancer Center News Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a way to image the spread of a particularly dangerous form of prostate cancer earlier than conventional imaging in use today, which may allow oncologists to find and treat these … Continue reading “UCLA Scientists Develop System to Find Prostate Cancer Metastases Earlier than Conventional Imaging:”

UCLA Scientists Develop System to Find Prostate Cancer Metastases Earlier than Conventional Imaging: NCI Cancer Center News

Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a way to image the spread of a particularly dangerous form of prostate cancer earlier than conventional imaging in use today, which may allow oncologists to find and treat these metastases more quickly and give patients a better chance at survival.

The gene-based imaging system targets prostate cancers that have become resistant to androgen deprivation therapy, an aggressive form of the disease known as castration resistant prostate cancer. Once the hormone treatment is no longer working, the cancer will progress within 12 to 18 months and prognosis becomes grim, said Lily Wu, a professor of molecular and medical pharmacology, a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher and senior author of the study.

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Author: Joe Lovrek

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