NIH Researchers Design Light Therapy
Monday, November 07, 2011
National Institutes of Health researchers created a light-based therapy that targets and destroys certain tumors and cancers in mice, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). "The ability to join different MAbs to IR700 means that this technique might be used as a non-invasive guide to monitor the results of treatments," said Hisataka Kobayashi, MD, PhD, chief scientist in the Molecular Imaging Program at NCI's Center for Cancer Research. "Although more testing will be needed, we believe this PIT method has the potential to replace some surgical, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments."
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