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A Meditation on Nuclear Medicine

A visit with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: chemistry nuclear pharmaceutical medicine

Designing radiopharmaceuticals

Topics: chemistry cancer

Designing radiopharmaceuticals involves combining the right radioisotope with a targeting molecule, in order to take it to the tumor. The selection of the targeting molecule depends upon the type of cancer. In the case of breast cancer, for example, a hormone molecule might be used.