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Detecting cancer earlier

What if we could see cells inside the body without cutting people open? Dr Justin Chalker and his team are working to detect protein cancer cells earlier than normal. They’re using chemistry to add a radioactive tag to protein. As the protein moves around the body, it can be tracked with imaging.

Scientists can learn more about biological functions, and doctors can diagnose illness and disease. In the future, these well-defined protein tools could be used to control the release of treatments. This means that radiation for cancer treatments can be given in a controlled manner.