Items tagged “theranostics”

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Prostate-specific membrane antigen

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), also known as glutamate carboxypeptidase II, is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein that has become an increasingly prominent imaging biomarker 1. PSMA has emerged as a useful target in PET imaging of prostate cancer, especially in the evaluation of sm...
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Yttrium-90

Yttrium-90 (90Y) is a radioisotope derived from the decay of 90Sr. Yttrium-90 decays due to the emission of β- particles, with a half-life of 2.67 days 5. It has no gamma energy emission, but may be imaged through the use of bremsstrahlung interactions with planar or SPECT imaging. A small amou...
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Theranostics

Theranostics, also known as  theragnostics 6, uses a diagnostic examination to determine if a patient may benefit from a specific therapeutic drug and thus couples the therapy with diagnostic information specific for the intended target 2. Theranostics promises improved patient selection for th...
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PSMA theranostics

PSMA theranostics is an emerging nuclear medicine approach in the management of prostate cancer that combines the use of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted imaging and therapy 1. PSMA-targeted imaging can be used to identify and locate prostate cancer cells, while PSMA radioligan...
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Iodine-131 iobenguane

Iodine-131 iobenguane, trade name Azedra, sometimes referred to as I-131 MIBG, is a theranostic (i.e. both therapeutic and diagnostic) agent used for the treatment of unresectable pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, carcinoid, and neuroblastomas.   It is created using the high specificity Ultratr...
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Lutetium-177 dotatate

Lutetium-177 dotatate, also known as Lu-177 oxodotreotide and by the trade name Lutathera (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, USA), is a theranostic agent approved as a second-line agent for the treatment of patients with inoperable and/or metastatic well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors ...
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Lutetium-177 vipivotide tetraxetan

Lutetium-177 vipivotide tetraxetan, trade name Pluvicto, also known as 177Lu-PSMA-617, is a theranostic (i.e. both therapeutic and diagnostic) agent approved as a treatment for adult patients with treatment-resistant advanced metastatic prostate cancer.  The treatment works by binding to cancer ...
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Radium-223 dichloride

Radium-223 dichloride, trade name Xofigo, is a radiopharmaceutical approved for the treatment of patients with symptomatic bone metastases and no visceral disease from prostate cancer resistant to anti androgen therapy. The molecule mimics calcium and forms a complex with hydroxyapatite at sites...
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Yttrium-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan

Yttrium-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, also known by the trade name Zevalin (Acrotech Biopharma LLC, USA), is a theranostic radiopharmaceutical approved for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory low grade or follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). More specifically, it is a radioimmunot...