Targeting 1241 To The Dna Of Tumours For Pet Imaging And Auger-Radiotherapy

Grant number: 350359


The aim of this project is to develop a new method of targeting radioactivity to tumours, for detection and treatment, using a radioactive element (iodine-124). Iodine-124 emits a form of radiation called positrons, detected by a new imaging technique - Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Therefore, tumours labelled with iodine-124 can be imaged by PET. Also, iodine-124 is amongst a class of radioactive atoms (called Auger-emitters) that emit a shower of very low energy electrons. This intense focus of radiation damage, can be exploited to kill cancer cells by inflicting lethal DNA damage. To bring the iodine-124 close to the DNA molecule, we will attach it to a DNA-binding drug linked to a ..

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