A more personalized approach to cancer treatment is currently being tested. Scanning technology tracks whether or not a cancer medication is effective during the first few days of treatment.
Scanning technology could be used to reveal if a cancer drug is working within just days of a patient’s treatment beginning.
The scanning technique, which has been tested this week on the first cancer patient in Europe, can track a patient’s progress and give them more personalised care by analysing what treatments are working.
The metabolic imaging trial is underway at at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
“The new method could potentially mean that doctors will find out much more quickly if a treatment is working for their patient instead of waiting to see if a tumour shrinks,” said Dr Ferdia Gallagher, a radiologist at the University of Cambridge.
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