Advances in lymphatic imaging and drug delivery.

  title={Advances in lymphatic imaging and drug delivery.},
  author={Satish K Nune and Padmaja Gunda and Bharat Kumar Majeti and Praveen K Thallapally and M Laird Forrest},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  volume={63 10-11},
Cancer remains the second leading cause of death after heart disease in the US. While metastasized cancers such as breast, prostate, and colon are incurable, before their distant spread, these diseases have invaded the lymphatic system as a first step in their progression. Hence, proper evaluation of the disease state of the lymphatics which drain a tumor site is crucial to staging and the formation of a treatment plan. Current lymphatic imaging modalities with visible dyes and radionucleotide… CONTINUE READING


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