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Cancer imaging

Lighting up tumours

Detection of a wide range of tumours remains a challenge in cancer diagnostics. By exploiting changes in the tumour microenvironment, a pH-responsive polymeric nanomaterial enables ultrasensitive tumour-specific imaging in many types of cancer.

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Figure 1: A schematic representation of pH-sensitive imaging of the tumour microenvironment using ultra-pH-sensitive nanoprobes2.


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Ling, D., Hackett, M. & Hyeon, T. Lighting up tumours. Nature Mater 13, 122–124 (2014).

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