Tracing Copper Accumulation Is Better at Detecting Prostate Cancer Recurrence, Study Finds

Tracing Copper Accumulation Is Better at Detecting Prostate Cancer Recurrence, Study Finds
A new imaging agent detecting copper accumulation in tumors is better at detecting early prostate cancer relapse than the tracing molecules used currently, an Italian study shows. Because the new agent is not excreted through the urine – and therefore does not accumulate in the bladder – it allows for a more thorough exploration of the pelvic and prostatic region than standard imaging agents. The molecule also is better at detecting the site of relapse in patients with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

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