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Wayne State researchers seek calcium channels to target cancer tumors
Date:4/22/2013

ancer tumor cells in tissue culture; the second will test it in solid human tumors growing in mice.

"We have an innovative technique that offers promise for identifying which tumors can be effectively treated with drugs that currently are in clinical trials," Braun said. "If it turns out we can use MEMRI in this way, we could see if a patient's tumor expresses specific calcium channels and then select the best treatment for targeting these particular channels. That would allow us to determine which patients would benefit from these drugs and which drugs will be most therapeutic.

"Not every therapy works against every tumor, and MEMRI may allow us to select the best treatment for a given patient. This technique's major benefits are that it is noninvasive and can quickly lead to individualized therapy."


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Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
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