Tumor receptor imaging.

  title={Tumor receptor imaging.},
  author={David A. Mankoff and Jeanne M. Link and Hannah M. Linden and Lavanya Sundararajan and Kenneth A. Krohn},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={49 Suppl 2},
Tumor receptors play an important role in carcinogenesis and tumor growth and have been some of the earliest targets for tumor-specific therapy, for example, the estrogen receptor in breast cancer. Knowledge of receptor expression is key for therapy directed at tumor receptors and traditionally has been obtained by assay of biopsy material. Tumor receptor imaging offers complementary information that includes evaluation of the entire tumor burden and characterization of the heterogeneity of… CONTINUE READING

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