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Drug Discovery by Molecular Imaging and Monitoring Therapy Response in Lymphoma.

Drug Discovery by Molecular Imaging and Monitoring Therapy Response in Lymphoma.
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Kalimuthu S, Jeong JH, Oh JM, Ahn BC,


Kalimuthu S, Jeong JH, Oh JM, Ahn BC, (click to view)

Kalimuthu S, Jeong JH, Oh JM, Ahn BC,

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International journal of molecular sciences 2017 07 2718(8) pii E1639
Abstract

Molecular imaging allows a noninvasive assessment of biochemical and biological processes in living subjects. Treatment strategies for malignant lymphoma depend on histology and tumor stage. For the last two decades, molecular imaging has been the mainstay diagnostic test for the staging of malignant lymphoma and the assessment of response to treatment. This technology enhances our understanding of disease and drug activity during preclinical and clinical drug development. Here, we review molecular imaging applications in drug development, with an emphasis on oncology. Monitoring and assessing the efficacy of anti-cancer therapies in preclinical or clinical models are essential and the multimodal molecular imaging approach may represent a new stage for pharmacologic development in cancer. Monitoring the progress of lymphoma therapy with imaging modalities will help patients. Identifying and addressing key challenges is essential for successful integration of molecular imaging into the drug development process. In this review, we highlight the general usefulness of molecular imaging in drug development and radionuclide-based reporter genes. Further, we discuss the different molecular imaging modalities for lymphoma therapy and their preclinical and clinical applications.

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