Sugar Makes Cancer Light-Up in MRI Scanners

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Sugar lights up cancer in MRI scans

Cancer Has A Sweet Tooth

A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by University College London scientists.

The breakthrough could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques and enable radiologists to image tumors in greater detail.

The new technique is based on the fact that tumors consume much more glucose (a type of sugar) than normal, healthy tissues in order to sustain their growth.
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