"\"Prostate cancer (Pca) is a heterogeneous disease; its etiology appears to be related to genetic and epigenetic factors. Radiotherapy. and hormone manipulation are effective treatments, but many tumors will progress despite these treatments. Molecular imaging. provides novel opportunities for image-guided optimization and management of these treatment modalities. Here we reviewed the. advances in targeted imaging of key biomarkers of androgen receptor signaling pathways. A computerized search was performed to. identify all relevant studies inMedline up to 2013.There are well-known limitations and inaccuracies of current imaging approaches. for monitoring biological changes governing tumor progression. The close integration of molecular biology and clinical imaging. could ease the development of new molecular imaging agents providing novel tools to monitor a number of biological events that,. until a few years ago, were studied by conventional molecular assays. Advances in translational research may represent the next. step in improving the oncological outcome of men with Pca who remain at high risk for systemic failure. This aim may be obtained. by combining the anatomical properties of conventional imaging modalities with biological information to better predict tumor. response to conventional treatments.. \""

Strategies for imaging androgen receptor signaling pathway in prostate cancer: implications for hormonal manipulation and radiation treatment

GRAVINA, GIOVANNI LUCA;MASCIOCCHI, CARLO;JANNINI, Emmanuele;DI CESARE, Ernesto
2013-01-01

Abstract

"\"Prostate cancer (Pca) is a heterogeneous disease; its etiology appears to be related to genetic and epigenetic factors. Radiotherapy. and hormone manipulation are effective treatments, but many tumors will progress despite these treatments. Molecular imaging. provides novel opportunities for image-guided optimization and management of these treatment modalities. Here we reviewed the. advances in targeted imaging of key biomarkers of androgen receptor signaling pathways. A computerized search was performed to. identify all relevant studies inMedline up to 2013.There are well-known limitations and inaccuracies of current imaging approaches. for monitoring biological changes governing tumor progression. The close integration of molecular biology and clinical imaging. could ease the development of new molecular imaging agents providing novel tools to monitor a number of biological events that,. until a few years ago, were studied by conventional molecular assays. Advances in translational research may represent the next. step in improving the oncological outcome of men with Pca who remain at high risk for systemic failure. This aim may be obtained. by combining the anatomical properties of conventional imaging modalities with biological information to better predict tumor. response to conventional treatments.. \""
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