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Novel Amino Acid And Ethanolamine Derivatives As Potential Tumor Imaging Agents For Positron Emission Tomography, Limin Wang Dec 2010

Novel Amino Acid And Ethanolamine Derivatives As Potential Tumor Imaging Agents For Positron Emission Tomography, Limin Wang

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Malignant tumors can be detected with high sensitivity and specificity by imaging their increased metabolic rate for glucose, amino acids and fatty acids. Positron emission tomography (PET) with glucose analog [18F]FDG, which utilizes increased glucose metabolism, has become a routine clinical test for diagnosis, staging and restaging a variety of cancers. Despite the tremendous success of PET-FDG, there are some well-known limitations of [18F]FDG such as high cerebral uptake, uptake in inflammatory tissues, high excretion through urinary tract and low or negligent uptake in certain type of tumors. Decades of nuclear medicine research have lead to development of ...


Synthesis Of Novel Aromatic Quinols For Colon And Renal Cancers, Bradley J. Davey, Tae Soo Jo, Pradip K. Bhowmik Aug 2010

Synthesis Of Novel Aromatic Quinols For Colon And Renal Cancers, Bradley J. Davey, Tae Soo Jo, Pradip K. Bhowmik

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Colon Cancer: The third most common cancer in USA. More than 1 million Americans currently living with colon cancer. 148,810 new cases expected in 2010. 50,000 deaths annually.

Renal Cancer: Approximately 58,000 people diagnosed in USA annually. Seventh most common cancer and tenth most common cause of cancer related death in men.

Aromatic quinols have demonstrated in vitro antitumor activity. Three heteroaromatic quinols show antitumor activity.