They die.ng chemotherapy using fluorescent probes at Stanfordnightlife like a brilliant flame is one way to get attention. When doctors see tumor cells committing a form of programmed suicide called apoptosis, a desired effect workhorse cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they could quickly get the most effective treatment. Now scientists have at Stanford University School of Medicine found a way to do exactly that, found to do by lighting up cells as they die.
Bogyo is senior author of of a study published online in the 13th July in Nature Medicine in which he and his colleagues have shown in Stanford mice that can noninvasively image the degree of apoptosis is occurring tumors in living animals, and thus evaluation of the effectiveness of apoptosis-inducing treatment. Several steps remain before it determines whether this diagnostic method use in humans. Continue reading “When doctors see tumor cells committing a form of programmed suicide called apoptosis.”