The Preclinical Cancer Treatment (PCT) Center

The Preclinical Cancer Treatment (PCT) center is a SciLifeLab and Uppsala University sponsored pilot facility. The PCT center will provide service for preclinical and clinical researchers that are evaluating novel drugs in combination with standard treatments in vivo or that conduct controlled studies for refining current cancer therapies in vivo.

The facility will use similar medical systems as used in the clinical setting for treating patients, including high accuracy image guided irradiation, CT imaging and standard chemotherapy treatment. The efficacy of irradiation treatment or of e.g. novel targeted therapies can be further evaluated using bioluminescent imaging. Additional MRI and/or PET imaging for tumor monitoring can be used at the adjacent Preclinical PET Platform (PPP).