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Scientists at the University of Wisconsin have found a new class of tumor-targeting agents that can find dozens of solid tumors and even brain cancer stem cells.
Alkylphosphocholine (APC) can work in two ways; as a radioactive imaging label or a radioactive medicine that binds to and kills cancer cells. When given in an IV solution, APC goes throughout the body and sticks to the membrane of the cancer cells. The cancer cells take up the APC and retain it for days to weeks, resulting i...