Cancers (ISSN: 2072-6694linking), 2019 Oct 22; 11(10): N/D-N/D.
Tipo di articolo: Journal Article, Review
Impact factor: 6.162, Impact factor a 5 anni: 0
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Parole chiave: Breast Cancer
, Molecular Imaging
, Receptor Status
*** IBB - CNR *** Istituto di Biostrutture e Bioimmagini-CNR, 80145 Naples, Italy. email@example.com.
Breast cancer remains the most frequent cancer in women with different patterns of disease progression and response to treatments. The identification of specific biomarkers for different breast cancer subtypes has allowed the development of novel targeting agents for imaging and therapy. To date, patient management depends on immunohistochemistry analysis of receptor status on bioptic samples. This approach is too invasive, and in some cases, not entirely representative of the disease. Nuclear imaging using receptor tracers may provide whole-body information and detect any changes of receptor expression during disease progression. Therefore, imaging is useful to guide clinicians to select the best treatments for each patient and to evaluate early response thus reducing unnecessary therapies. In this review, we focused on the development of novel tracers that are ongoing in preclinical and/or clinical studies as promising tools to lead treatment decisions for breast cancer management.