Mechanisms Of Uptake Of 18f-Fdg In An In Vivo Model Of C-Kit Induced Neoplasia

Grant number: 400119

Abstract

Recent advances in the field of tumour biology have created strong interest in development of molecularly targeted anti-tumour drugs. These targeted drugs are expected to yield higher therapeutic indices with fewer side effects than conventional cytotoxic treatments. However, due to the complicated nature of cellular processes affected by a given treatment, and the high cost of bringing new drugs to the clinic, it is important to define both mechanisms of action and in vivo functional effects of targeted therapies early in the drug development process. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is a prime example of a cancer for which a rationally designed drug has been successfully used. GISTs ..

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