OCT 18, 2013 1:50 PM PDT

Radiopeptides destroy tumor cells

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis


This movie is on the astonishing effects of radiopeptides in cancer. It explains the application of radiolabeled peptides for cancer therapy in nuclear medicine. After injection into the body the molecules bind to somatostatin receptors over-expressed on tumor cells, whereas normal cells have a much lower density or no receptors at all.
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