“Eventually this will spin off into adding a fluorescent tag to it—that’s one of the things we’re working on,” she said. “Then we really won’t have to use a blue dye at all. Perhaps being able to find markers on tumor cells themselves might allow us eventually to be able to tell if a node is positive or negative, and not necessarily have to take the node out.”

Lymphoseek will be distributed exclusively by Cardinal Health starting in the second quarter of 2013. Prescribing Information for Lymphoseek is available online at www.lymphoseek.com.

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