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By Emilio Bombardieri, John Buscombe, Giovanni Lucignani, Otmar Schober

Nuclear imaging is more and more required to enquire complicated scientific difficulties and to lead healing intervention. the main everyday nuclear agent is FDG, and while FDG puppy is mixed with CT, the nuclear medication health professional and oncologist own the most important instrument certainly. the pinnacle caliber photographs which are bought convey beautiful anatomical and morphological element. Advances in Oncologic drugs offers the reader with crucial history details and a wealth of illustrative fabric to make sure quick disorder trend acceptance.

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The 5-year disease-free survival for medulloblastoma is variable, with an average of approximately 50%. Increased risk of recurrence is mainly determined by the presence of metastases, age below 4 years, and extensive residual disease after surgery. In addition to surgical resection, treatment is based on craniospinal radiotherapy to prevent leptomeningeal dissemination through cerebrospinal fluid. 20 Ependymomas are commonly diagnosed in children under 4 years of age, but they occur also in adults at any age.

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For this purpose, membrane translocation signals can facilitate entry of the probe into the intracellular space. 1 9781841846149-Ch02 18 8/21/07 4:05 PM Page 18 Advances in Nuclear Oncology Targets To date, numerous molecular targets have been explored to serve as targets for new molecular imaging tools. Therefore, we here refer to only a few classes of currently applied molecular imaging targets in cancer. Generally speaking, among the huge spectrum of targets being evaluated for preclinical purposes using different imaging modalities such as scintigraphy and fluorescence imaging, there are only a few molecular imaging targets which have been validated and established for clinical applications, in the vast majority using scintigraphic approaches such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

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