U of Missouri becomes first to ship isotope for thyroid cancer in U.S.

The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) recently shipped its first batch of a medical isotope used to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer, making it the first domestic source of Iodine-131 (I-131) in 30 years. I-131 has only an eight-day half-life, making stockpiling impossible, and demand is expected to increase. Thyroid cancer is “the most … Continue reading U of Missouri becomes first to ship isotope for thyroid cancer in U.S.