A system for detecting cancer cells that targets the cubilin receptor for the vitamin B12 binding protein, intrinsic factor. A B12 conjugate and intrinsic factor is injected into the blood of a patient. The binding of intrinsic factor to cubilin will allow for receptor-mediated endocytosis and cellular internalization by cancerous cells, thereby allowing for detection via imaging or treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 14 2016|