The Preclinical Cancer Treatment (PCT) Center
The Preclinical Cancer Treatment (PCT) Center is a pilot facility sponsored by SciLifeLab, Uppsala University and U-CAN. The PCT Center provide services 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 uses medical systems similar to those 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.