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Preclinical Development of PET and SPECT Radiotracers in Oncology

Chemistry Seminar Series - Dr James Knight, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Tuesday 6 November, 14:00 - 15:00

Venue: Bedson Building Room 2.76


This seminar will cover several contemporary topics in the field of PET and SPECT radiotracer development, including:

  • the application of bioorthogonal chemistry reactions
  • pretargeted imaging strategies
  • 89Zr-labelled antibody development for PET imaging 

Examples of how these approaches have been applied in a variety of preclinical in vivo models will also be described.

There is special focus on early detection and monitoring therapy response in breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers.