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New approach uses single PET scan to personalize cancer treatment

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Source: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging From: sciencedaily.com Researchers have developed a same-day, noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET)-based imaging approach to assess PD-L1 positive tumors, and the study is presented in the featured article of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine‘s March issue. A healthy immune system strikes a delicate balance between eradicating infections and cancers and not overreacting …

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AstraZeneca cancer drug presents breakthrough

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By: Andrew Ward From: ft.com Early trials of an AstraZeneca cancer drug have indicated the potential for “combination therapies” to widen the range of patients who can benefit from new breakthroughs in oncology. These findings emerged from a study of durvalumab, AstraZeneca’s leading contender in the hotly-contested field of “cancer immunotherapies” — treatments that work by turning the body’s immune …