Molecule that ‘Lights Up’ Cancer Accelerating Toward FDA Approval

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track status to a Purdue University scientist’s optical imaging technology that may one day significantly improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.
Philip Low, Purdue’s Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and director of the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, developed the OTL 38 molecule that will move quickly to phase 3 clinical trials in human cancer patients. The molecule, given to patients intravenously, attaches to receptors on cancer cells and glows, identifying the cells that should be surgically removed. Read more . . .

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