PhD student Pamela Penawou answers a question from a prostate cancer survivor.
One of the most exciting new innovations in diagnosing cancer is the development of ‘imaging probes’ that attach themselves to cancer cells to show the precise location of a tumour.
In our latest Ask a Cancer Researcher video, prostate cancer survivor and retired medical physicist Jerry Battista asks about how these probes work, and how they can be harnessed to improve the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. His question is answered by McMaster PhD student and radiochemistry researcher Pamela Penawou. See Penawou’s answer below, and if you have your own question you want answered by a cancer researcher, you can submit it here.