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Published on May 28, 2021

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FDA approves new imaging tool to find advanced prostate cancer

FDA approves new imaging tool to find advanced prostate cancer

THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (NBC)—The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new imaging agent to detect prostate cancer after it has spread to other parts of the body.

Experts say the tracer, made by medical imaging company Lantheus, will give doctors an important visual aid to guide them to metastatic prostate cancer cells that, before now, were difficult to spot.

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Today is Don't Fry Day!

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