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More radionuclide therapy is better for prostate cancer patients
Date:11/1/2011

ith prostate cancerfor each group were similar, the number of life-lost years for patients receiving three or more therapies was significantly lower.

In regards to pain reduction, no significant difference was found among those receiving 188Re-HEDP therapies. Pain reduction was achieved in 89.5 percent of those receiving one therapy, in 94.7 percent of those receiving two therapies and in 90.9 percent of those receiving three or more therapies.

"For patients failing chemotherapy or hormone treatments, 188Re-HEDP is a promising therapy that can both extend the number of survival years and help relieve pain from bone metastases," noted Biersack. "The findings support and expand the role of molecular therapy with radioisotopes in oncology."

188Re-HEDP is not commercially available and in-house production is required. 188Re-HEDP treatments for this study were developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn.


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