Published in Cancer Weekly, February 16th, 1998
Using special antibodies that attach themselves to cancerous cells and a tiny amount of radioactivity, it can determine whether malignant cells have reached the lymph nodes under the armpit and are more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
Up until now the only sure way of knowing if nodes are malignant was to remove them in a painful operation and examine them in a laboratory.
The technique, developed by doctors from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) and St. Bartholomew's Hospital in...
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