December 3, 2018

Targeting MC1R in metastatic melanoma [Using PET]

“Basically, we attach the imaging radionuclide to the peptide, then the radiolabeled peptide finds MC1Rs on the melanoma through blood circulation, allowing us to use a PET machine to gather the signals from the radiolabeled peptide for melanoma imaging. It’s a very sensitive way to see melanoma,” says Yubin Miao, Ph.D., investigator at CU Cancer Center and Director of Radiopharmaceutical Science at the Radiology of CU School of Medicine. {read more here}