Use Of Fructose-based Compounds For The Diagnosis Of Cancer


This invention relates to compositions, methods utilizing fructose and other monosaccharides for the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer cells have shown a higher level of fructose utilization as compared to glucose. Further, cancer cells have shown a preferential use of fructose for nucleic acid synthesis. The present invention takes advantage of these features and provides for fructose or fructose-based compositions for the diagnosis of cancer using imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography.

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  • Publication: Aug 14, 2012
  • Application: Aug 24, 2006
    US US 6449606 A
  • Priority: Aug 24, 2006
    US US 6449606 A
  • Priority: Aug 24, 2006
    US US 2006/0033643 W
  • Priority: Sep 9, 2005
    US US 71551405 P
  • Priority: Aug 24, 2005
    US US 71076205 P

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