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Research Results from King's College Update Understanding of Molecular Imaging (The use of molecular imaging combined with genomic techniques to...

August 5, 2014



Research Results from King's College Update Understanding of Molecular Imaging (The use of molecular imaging combined with genomic techniques to understand the heterogeneity in cancer metastasis)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Molecular Imaging. According to news reporting out of London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Tumour heterogeneity has, in recent times, come to play a vital role in how we understand and treat cancers; however, the clinical translation of this has lagged behind advances in research. Although significant advancements in oncological management have been made, personalized care remains an elusive goal."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from King's College, "Inter-and intratumour heterogeneity, particularly in the clinical setting, has been difficult to quantify and therefore to treat. The histological quantification of heterogeneity of tumours can be a logistical and clinical challenge. The ability to examine not just the whole tumor but also all the molecular variations of metastatic disease in a patient is obviously difficult with current histological techniques. Advances in imaging techniques and novel applications, alongside our understanding of tumor heterogeneity, have opened up a plethora of non-invasive biomarker potential to examine tumours, their heterogeneity and the clinical translation."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This review will focus on how various imaging methods that allow for quantification of metastatic tumor heterogeneity, along with the potential of developing imaging, integrated with other in vitro diagnostic approaches such as genomics and exosome analyses, have the potential role as a non-invasive biomarker for guiding the treatment algorithm."

For more information on this research see: The use of molecular imaging combined with genomic techniques to understand the heterogeneity in cancer metastasis. The British Journal of Radiology, 2014;87(1038):20140065 (see also Molecular Imaging).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Chowdhury, Richard Dimbleby Dept. of Cancer Research, Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King's College London, London, UK. Additional authors for this research include B. Ganeshan, S. Irshad, K. Lawler, M. Eisenblatter, H. Milewicz, M. Rodriguez-Justo, K. Miles, P. Ellis, A. Groves, S. Punwani and T. Ng.

Keywords for this news article include: London, Europe, Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, United Kingdom, Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging, Emerging Technologies.

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Source: Cancer Weekly


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