Cancer drug Avastin shows early promise as tumour imaging agent
This article was originally published in Clinica
Avastin (bevacizumab), the blockbuster anticancer drug developed by Roche and Genentech, could have a new application – imaging tumours. Scientists have found that it is better than the gold standard, fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for visualising pancreatic, breast and lung cancers in mice.
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