Navigation Links
Tumors 'light up' with new, unique imaging system using scorpion venom protein and a laser
Date:2/25/2014

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 24, 2014) Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers.

The experimental system consists of a special camera designed and developed at Cedars-Sinai and a new, targeted imaging agent based on a synthetic version of a small protein a peptide found in the venom of the deathstalker scorpion. The imaging agent, Tumor Paint BLZ-100, a product of Blaze Bioscience Inc., homes to brain tumor cells. When stimulated by a laser in the near-infrared part of the spectrum, it emits a glow that is invisible to the eye but can be captured by the camera.

Results of animal studies, published as the feature article in the February issue of Neurosurgical Focus, provide the basis for the launch of human clinical trials. The system would be used during surgery to determine if it enables neurosurgeons to remove more tumor and spare more healthy tissue.

Malignant brain tumors called gliomas are among the most lethal tumors, with patients typically surviving about 15 months after diagnosis. "We know that survival statistics increase if we can remove all of a tumor, but it is impossible to visualize with the naked eye where tumor stops and brain tissue starts, and current imaging systems don't provide a definitive view," said Keith Black, MD, chair and professor of the Department of Neurosurgery, the article's senior author.

"Gliomas have tentacles that invade normal tissue and present big challenges for neurosurgeons: Taking out too much normal brain tissue can have catastrophic consequences, but stopping short of total removal gives remaining cancer cells a head start on growing back. That's why we have worked to develop imaging systems that will provide a clear distinction during surgery between diseased tissue and normal brain," said Blac
'/>"/>

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Targeting tumors: Ion beam accelerators take aim at cancer
2. DNA-built nanostructures safely target, image cancer tumors
3. NIH scientists map gene changes driving tumors in common pediatric soft-tissue cancer
4. Neuro-Oncology Pioneer Who Defined Standard of Care for Brain and Spinal Tumors Joins Capital Institute for Neurosciences
5. Study finds that carbon monoxide can help shrink tumors and amplify effectiveness of chemotherapy
6. Why tumors become resistant to chemotherapy?
7. New immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors
8. Biomaterial-delivered chemotherapy could provide final blow to brain tumors
9. Oxygen levels in tumors affect response to treatment
10. Special camera detects tumors
11. Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuit Update: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Latest Research into Cell Phone Use and Brain Tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/5/2015)... ... 05, 2015 , ... Women’s Excellence in Wellness, powered by Movestrong ... The special consists of 2 months of unlimited classes for just $65. Student ID ... at 1410 South Lapeer Road in Lake Orion. , Women’s Excellence ...
(Date:7/4/2015)... , ... July 04, 2015 , ... Chronic Neck Pain. ... chronic pain sufferers have pain located in the neck. Another 19% suffer from head, ... Chiropractic literature suggests that 45% of American workers must deal with neck ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... for enrollment on July 2nd creating a buzz of media attention. In an ... published online by HonestyFirstReviews.com's Tiffany Hendricks. , "These days many people are feeling ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Renowned rhinoplasty surgeon ... the 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium . To be held from March 4th - ... be held at the Westin Galleria Dallas. , Designed to take participants from the ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Smoothies are all the rage right ... and easily accessible, quality ingredients. Aurora Natural is proud to introduce a new line ... of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! , Aurora is offering a variety of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Advancement in Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain 2Health News:New Advancement in Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain 3Health News:High Performance Academy - Review Of Brendon Burchard's New High Performance Training Program Released 2Health News:High Performance Academy - Review Of Brendon Burchard's New High Performance Training Program Released 3Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Announces An Original New Line: Smoothie Fixins’ 2
... day of family skiing in Canada ended with actress Natasha Richardson hospitalized ... be the exception and not the rule, the American Academy of Orthopaedic ... while on the slopes., , ... surfaces those frigid temperatures can produce on the ski slopes , ...
... Award Dinner to Benefit Phoenix HouseThe Plaza, New York, March 30, ... the Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, and humanitarian, will join Fireman ... Paul Fireman , Dan Fireman, Shaquille O,Neal, Eli Manning , ... other stars from music, sports, and business to honor Lisa ...
... New Survey Suggests Parents Most Influence Teens, Decisions About SexWASHINGTON, ... States increased 1% in 2007, according to data released today ... is the second year in a row that the teen ... of continuous decline in the teen birth rate. That ...
... Finding could lead to new treatments for the disease, researchers ... genes that support replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) ... Hospital researchers. , They also found that blocking several ... may be a few years away from developing therapies based ...
... eyelid surgery were ranked the top 3 cosmetic surgery procedures in 2008 ... Plastic Surgery. The clinical results of New Jersey plastic surgeon , ... , ... Paramus, NJ (Vocus) March 19, 2009 -- Dr. Paul Parker, a ...
... School of Medicine has received a four-year, $4.7 million ... new ways to stop deadly hospital-acquired infections that often ... share of the national 2008-2009 tobacco settlement, will focus ... and the drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, which cause ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Media Alert: Tips on Skiing Safely From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2Health News:Wyclef Jean and Miri Ben-Ari to Lead Phoenix House Tribute to Lisa Ellis of Fireman Capital Partners and Carnival House Recordings 2Health News:Wyclef Jean and Miri Ben-Ari to Lead Phoenix House Tribute to Lisa Ellis of Fireman Capital Partners and Carnival House Recordings 3Health News:Teen Birth Rate Up For Second Year in a Row 2Health News:Progress Reported Against Gene Involved in Hepatitis C 2Health News:New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Helps Determine Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures of 2008 2Health News:New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Helps Determine Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures of 2008 3Health News:Pitt receives $4.7 million award to reduce hospital-acquired infections 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... India , July 4, 2015 ... continue cible les épidémies que sont l,hypertension, le ... et du Sud-Est, par l,intermédiaire de plateformes éducatives ... maladies.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/227090 ... en charge le diabète en ligne , ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Der ... bestimmter Abschlussbedingungen eine 100-prozentige Beteiligung am Unternehmen ... Mit dieser Übernahme dringt Lupin in den ... von 765 Mrd. RUB im Jahr 2014 ... gehörte (IMS Health). Seit über einem Jahrzehnt ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... HILL, N.C. , July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... own employees to capture critical product and market ... are many benefits to employee-based studies, it is ... leverage their own internal employees to capture critical ... study by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, most ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lutter contre trois maladies chroniques majeures en Asie centrale et du Sud-Est grâce à la formation médicale 2Lutter contre trois maladies chroniques majeures en Asie centrale et du Sud-Est grâce à la formation médicale 3Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 2Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 3Leveraging Employee Insights to Produce Cutting-Edge Market Research 2
... N.J., Jan. 6, 2012  Tris Pharma, an emerging ... its core technology patent for its OralXR+™ platform. ... substantial estate filed by Tris Pharma and covers ... comprising drug-ion exchange resin complexes.  ...
... (Nasdaq: ENDP ) announced today it has ... BioDelivery Sciences International (Nasdaq: BDSI ) for ... transmucosal form of buprenorphine, a partial mu-opiate receptor agonist, ... is currently in phase III trials for the treatment ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Tris Pharma Announces US Patent Grant Covering Platform Technology 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences International Sign Licensing Agreement for BEMA Buprenorphine 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: