NOVEL TOOLS FOR THE IMAGING OF TUMOR HYPOXIA USING PET

Grant number: 469002 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Fast growing tumors often outgrow the ability of blood vessels to properly supply them with nutrients and oxygen. This creates tissue areas within the tumor that are lacking oxygen and are highly resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Imaging these areas using nuclear medicine techniques has now become important for therapy planning of cancer sufferers. This project aims to improve the properties of the existing agents in order to better select patients for a particular type of treatment.

University of Melbourne Researchers