New cancer imaging tool could spot metastasis before it happens|| 21st October 2019|| The Herald

3d illustration of a cancer cell and lymphocytes.

New imaging technology has been developed to help picture how tumours form.

Early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer could be helped by the tool which researchers at Edinburgh University use to detect the onset of metastatic cancers – when tumours spread and take hold in new areas of the body.
The scientists have developed a chemical signal that lights up to show previously unseen immune cells called metastasis-associated macrophages, which help cancer cells form metastatic tumours. Read more