REE Discoveries Show Promise for Brain Cancer Treatment

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"Natural metals are proving very effective identifiers of diseased tissue and are even used as treatment carriers in nanotherapies."

InvestorSport, T. Goodman

Natural metals are proving very effective identifiers of diseased tissue and are even used as treatment carriers in today's nanotherapies. These compounds are known as theranostic agents because of their ability to both diagnose and deliver treatment to a tumor or other diseased site. Two Virginia universities have recently published the results of their theranostic discovery and its use for brain cancer treatment on animal models.

The theranostic agent discovered by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Virginia Polytechnical University is a nanosphere (buckyball) filled with MRI sensitive gadolinium attached to radioactive lutetium 177, the therapy used to treat glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. . .View full article

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