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The role of DNA synthesis imaging in cancer in the era of targeted therapeutics.

Authors
  • Nimmagadda, Sridhar
  • Shields, Anthony F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer metastasis reviews
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2008
Volume
27
Issue
4
Pages
575–587
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10555-008-9148-5
PMID: 18512023
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Non-specific targets such as DNA and microtubules have been the mainstay of cancer therapeutics and the most effective clinical agents until a decade ago. Advances in genetics, molecular and cellular biology over the past decade led to the development of a new generation of agents that are far more specific and effective. In contrast to progress seen with therapeutic agents, general monitoring targets such as proliferation imaging are just gaining momentum and targeted imaging is still in its infancy. In these paradoxical times, this review assesses the role of proliferation imaging in monitoring the efficacy of targeted therapeutics.

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