Navigation Links
Bioluminescence imaging used for eye cancer detection
Date:10/13/2009

Rockville, MD At the moment, doctors rely on biopsy analysis to determine the progression of eye cancer. However, researchers now believe that a new technology, bioluminescence imaging (BLI), will allow doctors to detect tumors earlier and quickly choose a method of treatment that doesn't necessarily involve eye surgery.

BLI is a new technology that uses the making and giving off of light by an organism to map diseases in a non-invasive way. Scientists have harnessed this technology to delicately detect and monitor various diseases, including eye cancer. BLI has several advantages over biopsy analysis, including in vivo monitoring, higher sensitivity, easier use and an overall more accurate correlation between cell numbers detected and tumor growth.

A study detailed in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's peer-reviewed Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science ("Non-invasive visualization of retinoblastoma growth and metastasis via bioluminescence imaging") shows how the researchers, led by Qian Huang, MD, PhD, of the First People's Hospital in Shanghai, China, were able to effectively create human eye tumors in mice using particular genes to label eye cancer.

BLI was then performed on the mice using the NightOwl LB 981 Molecular Imaging System to monitor the growth and succession of these created tumors.

"BLI allowed sensitive and quantitative localization and monitoring of intraocular and metastatic tumor growth in vivo and thus might be a useful tool to study cancer biology as well as anti-cancer therapies," said Huang.

Eye cancer is the most common and aggressive form of cancer found in children under the age of 5. As with most cancers, locating the tumors during the early stages of the disease is key. "Eye removal is usually performed for larger tumors. Small tumors are treated using therapeutic approaches such as chemotherapy. Because of the fast progression, early detect
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessie Williams
jwilliams@arvo.org
240-221-2924
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Versus Technology Provides Real-Time Patient Flow and Volume Management to Eastern Maine Medical Centers New Imaging Center
2. Ziosoft and Global Imaging Online Announce Reseller Agreement for France and Maghreb Area
3. Meeting highlights the role of molecular imaging biomarkers in clinical research and therapeutics
4. Molecular imaging holds promise for early intervention in common uterine cancer
5. A potential new imaging agent for early diagnosis of most serious skin cancer
6. Coronary imaging techniques helps to identify plaques likely to cause heart attacks
7. Results From Landmark PROSPECT Trial Demonstrate the Ability of Volcanos VH(R) IVUS Imaging to Identify Plaques Most Likely to Cause Heart Attacks
8. Reportlinker Adds Medical Imaging Markets, Volume I: Radiography (X-Ray, Digital X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, and CT Markets) Report
9. LightLab(R) Imaging Showcases Advanced OCT System Technology at TCT 2009
10. Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment Provider Receives Prestigious Industry Honor
11. Imaging features of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/3/2015)... A group of nine authors involved with ... Inspire Award at DIA’s upcoming Annual Meeting. DIA’s Global ... their leadership, level of excellence, and commitment to service ... of the Author(s) of the Year Award, which acknowledges ... made a significant impact in advancing medical product development, ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading ... June has been designated as National Safety Month by ... AZ. Police Department for its commitment to public safety. ... their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) over 100 times ... shootings, stabbings or traffic accidents. Each kit is equipped ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 Researchers at the ... for mesothelioma and say the tried-and-true marker mesothelin is ... an article on the research. Click here to ... National Center for Asbestos Related Diseases say, even though ... it is still preferable to fibulin-3 for identifying mesothelioma. ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... According to an article published on May14th by ... pills which actually contained the potent addictive drug fentanyl. ... even sported the “A/215” imprint common on real oxycodone ... oxycodone to be exceptionally critical of their prescriptions—especially those ... on the street. Fentanyl is an opiate-based narcotic and ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 ... A in Duluth, GA will celebrate its grand opening ... 2015. , The first prosthetic center of its kind ... and their family unmatched care and outcomes through use ... Keith Watson, CPO & CEO of Fourroux Prosthetics, states, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Authors Representing TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. to Be Honored with Global Inspire Award at DIA’s 2015 51st Annual Meeting 2Health News:Authors Representing TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. to Be Honored with Global Inspire Award at DIA’s 2015 51st Annual Meeting 3Health News:Authors Representing TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. to Be Honored with Global Inspire Award at DIA’s 2015 51st Annual Meeting 4Health News:Z-Medica Commends Tucson Police Department for Trauma Kit Utilization 2Health News:Analysis Reveals Gold Standard Mesothelioma Biomarker Still the Best, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Fake Oxycodone Pills of Fentanyl Discovered in Tennessee by Police 2Health News:Fake Oxycodone Pills of Fentanyl Discovered in Tennessee by Police 3Health News:Fourroux Prosthetics Atlanta to Have Grand Opening Gala & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2
... , , WASHINGTON, July 22 There ... (H.R. 3200) that concern citizens who care greatly about the freedom to ... bill: , , * Eliminates Existing Private ... "Acceptable" to the Federal Government, But Is Just Fine With You ...
... , , , ... consecutive year, Regence won four bronze (second-place) Telly Awards for originally created ... Web site for Regence members. , , ... of non-news and advertising video production; Regence,s videos were selected from more ...
... , SAN DIEGO, July 22 ... it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 9,000,000 ... connection with this offering, Orexigen expects to grant to the underwriter ... of common stock to cover overallotments, if any. All of the ...
... , LANCASTER, Pa., July 22 The Board of Directors for Herley ... management leadership. , , , ... Lieberman named Chairman of The Board , Richard Poirier ... Walker (Ret.) to continue as Vice Chairman of the Board , ...
... Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says , WEDNESDAY, ... thrombomodulin, which is involved in blood clotting and preventing cell ... new Canadian study suggests. , The finding might lead to ... about 300 children affected by it in the United States, ...
... such program in world started in Australia , WEDNESDAY, ... readying its first human trials of an experimental vaccine ... announced Wednesday. , Two possible vaccines will be tested ... of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mandate for Health Insurance: Inconvenient Truths About How It Will Affect You and Your Family 2Health News:Regence Wins Four Telly Awards for Health and Wellness Videos 2Health News:Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 2Health News:Herley Industries, Inc. Board of Directors Concludes Strategic Alternatives Review To Discuss Conclusions with Investors at a July 22, 2009 Conference in New York 2Health News:Herley Industries, Inc. Board of Directors Concludes Strategic Alternatives Review To Discuss Conclusions with Investors at a July 22, 2009 Conference in New York 3Health News:Herley Industries, Inc. Board of Directors Concludes Strategic Alternatives Review To Discuss Conclusions with Investors at a July 22, 2009 Conference in New York 4Health News:Herley Industries, Inc. Board of Directors Concludes Strategic Alternatives Review To Discuss Conclusions with Investors at a July 22, 2009 Conference in New York 5Health News:Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease 2Health News:Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease 3Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 2Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 3Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 4Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 5Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 6Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 7Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 8Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 9Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 10Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 11Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 12Health News:U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin 13
(Date:6/3/2015)... 3, 2015   Today: A tidal wave ... has prompted The Addiction Advisor to create an ... just 5 minutes. The drug screening service, ... drug test for thirteen (13) of the most ... packaging with instructions and recommendations, parents are advised ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Respiratory Equipment has won a 2015 American Package Design Award ... FDA on December 2, is the first co-packaging of generic ... Nebulizer for patients with cystic fibrosis. "This ... unique product offering of nebulized drug and device.  In creating ... also wanted to convey that the components suit each other. ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 02, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "The Future of Pharmaceutical Outsourcing" report ... in a desperate need to develop better drugs ... companies have been increasingly utilizing external resources to ... constantly streamlining their internal operation. Their outsourcing demands ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Drug Detective Is A Simple Test That Could Save Your Child's Life 2Kitabis Pak Wins American Package Design Award 2The Future of Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: 2015 Report 2
... Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX: VRX) today announced ... Internet webcast along with a slide presentation on Thursday, February ... discuss results for the 2010 fourth quarter and full year. ... is (877) 295-5743, confirmation code 41335702.  International callers should dial ...
... PARK, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 ForteBio®, Inc., a ... of biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch ... new Dip and Read Protein L Biosensor for use ... widen the scope and utility of the company,s flagship ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Announce 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results on February 24, 2011 2ForteBio Launches New Octet® RED96 System and Dip and Read™ Protein L Biosensor 2
... product solutions were developed to assist in ... To maximize use of existing capital equipment, ... the productivity of their employees, organizations are ... their valuable assets and ensure those assets ...
... Mobile Location-ID™ offers a for asset tracking electronically. ... to all the assets that will be tracked. ... equipped with a reader, antenna, and a portable ... small as 10 inches x 6 inches. One ...
Radianse indoor positioning supports healthcare asset management with a way to locate medical equipment, devices and other portable assets....
... provides hospitals with a suite ... all their supplies, drugs, assets, ... remove all manual compliance from ... accurately. iRIS, or Intelligent Radio-Frequency ...
Medicine Products: