Tumor Targeting and a Problem of Plenty
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This text deals with issues relating to the selection and use of radiopharmaceuticals (RPs), which are designed to target disease sites in the patient. Ideally, specific molecular targets may be found in this fashion. Nuclear medicine imaging has thereby been recently redefined as an aspect of the more general topic: molecular imaging. One could generalize these considerations to include all pharmaceuticals-if the latter were labeled so that they could be tracked inside the animal or patient. We will also propose that such labeling be increased in particular areas such as chemotherapeutics. One eventual objective would be a patient-specific imaging and, perhaps, therapy.