Navigation Links
New approach for treating recurrent prostate cancer on the horizon
Date:6/15/2009

TORONTOA new study shows that an alpha-particle emitting radiopeptideradioactive material bound to a synthetic peptide, a component of proteinis effective for treating prostate cancer in mice, according to researchers at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting in Toronto. The results could eventually result in a significant breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment, especially for patients whose cancer recurs after the prostate is removed.

"Our study shows that this novel form of treatment has the potential to target and destroy cancer cells with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue," said Damian Wild, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland, lead author of the study. "Eventually, this therapy could give hope to some of the hardest-to-treat prostate cancer patients and also could be applied to other types of cancer."

Every year, more than 186,000 men in the United States are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. The most common types of treatment include surgical removal of some, or all, of the prostate, followed by radiation therapy. More than 30,000 men each year who have had their prostates removed experience recurrence of the cancer. In most of these cases, the disease cannot be localized and treated adequately with conventional treatments; therefore, a systemic treatment that efficiently kills small tumors is needed.

Because tumor cells readily bind with certain peptides, researchers have been able to develop highly specific radiopeptides that bind with tumor cells and treat them using specific therapeutic radioactive substances attached to the radiopeptide. Prostate cancer cellsand many other types of cancer cellshave an overabundance of gastrin-releasing peptide receptors, making the cancer a strong candidate for treatment with radiopeptides.

The study compared two different types of radiopeptides. One group of mice was injected with 213 Bi-DOTA-PESIN, which emits alpha particles that are effective at killing cancer
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Shaw
ashaw@snm.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
2. Free will takes flight: how our brains respond to an approaching menace
3. New approaches to reduce scarring
4. Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach
5. New Poll Shows Public Distrusts Flawed Healthcare Approach Favored by Governor and Speaker in AB 8
6. Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Offers New Approach to Customer Group Wellness
8. New Seminar Series from Activator Methods Teaches Doctors a Unique Approach to Improving Nations Chiropractic Care: Focus on the Patients
9. SNM seeks novel approaches to molecular imaging to showcase at annual meeting
10. SNM seeks novel approaches to molecular imaging to showcase at annual meeting
11. Potential new approach to treat cognitive impairments in schizophrenia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Annual Alzheimer's Association of Colorado's Education Symposium on November 9, 2015 at the ... honored to host a conversation with Kim and Ashley Campbell, the wife and ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... From the moment ... be wowed with the incredible care that they receive and the luxury in which ... patients; but now they are proud to offer the same experience, just better! , ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... board certified primary care sports medicine physician. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment ... elite athlete and for the people who participate in recreational athletics and use exercise ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will face the Costa Rica Women's National team ... August 16th at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh at 1:30 p.m. local time. On Wednesday, ... TN. , The USA WNT previously played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and won against ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... CCAR is pleased to announce ... Centers in Hartford, Willimantic and Bridgeport. This month, staff member Jim Higgins left ... Manager. He is excited to take on this role of organizing peer recovery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Family of Singer Glen Campbell to Discuss Living with Dementia at the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado's 26th Annual Education Symposium 2Health News:NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman is Now Offering the WOW Factor at His Highly Regarded Dental Practice 2Health News:NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman is Now Offering the WOW Factor at His Highly Regarded Dental Practice 3Health News:NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman is Now Offering the WOW Factor at His Highly Regarded Dental Practice 4Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Sammy Masri; Dr. Masri is Now Offering a Wide Range of Services to his Valued Patients 2Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Sammy Masri; Dr. Masri is Now Offering a Wide Range of Services to his Valued Patients 3Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Sammy Masri; Dr. Masri is Now Offering a Wide Range of Services to his Valued Patients 4Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Sammy Masri; Dr. Masri is Now Offering a Wide Range of Services to his Valued Patients 5Health News:USA vs. Costa Rica Tickets at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and Finley Stadium in Chattanooga: Ticket Down Slashes Presale Ticket Prices for Costa Rica vs. USA WNT 2Health News:The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery takes Recovery Coaching to a new level 2
... ... businesses in New England, announced today that they are one of the nation’s ... deployment of this upgrade in its BroadSoft BroadWorks® platform instantly delivered a host ... ...
... Advans ... to their newest clients: Welch Foods & Vertex Pharmaceuticals. , ... Westborough, MA (PRWEB) May 11, 2010 -- Advans, a ... quarter of 2010, expanding its presence throughout Massachusetts. Advans sends out a warm welcome to ...
... C4L, one of ... deal , ... 2010 -- C4L, a leading UK colocation provider, has today announced an extended ... with the Group, and enables the company to expand its services at one of the ...
... ... leader H-B Instrument. , ... (Vocus) May 11, 2010 -- To offer customers a comprehensive selection of nonhazardous ... multiple options to suit various applications and preferences., , , , ,The series of ...
... ... and dental center, and specialists in the field of integrative medicine, announced today that it ... ... Associates (NIHA) announced today that in order to better meet the needs of patients, it ...
... are critically ill and participate in mild exercise programs ... spend fewer days in intensive care units (ICU) and ... a report published in the April issue of the ... In a quality improvement project implemented in a medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Business Customers in New England Receive the Latest Internet Telephone Service Upgrade 2Health News:Business Customers in New England Receive the Latest Internet Telephone Service Upgrade 3Health News:Advans Signs New Clients in First Quarter 2010; Advans Expansion in New England Continues 2Health News:Leading Colocation Provider C4L Signs 2M Deal with Telecitygroup 2Health News:Leading Colocation Provider C4L Signs 2M Deal with Telecitygroup 3Health News:New from Cole-Parmer — An expanded line of H-B Instrument Thermometers 2Health News:Holistic Primary Care now Available at National Integrated Health Associates in Washington D.C. 2Health News:Holistic Primary Care now Available at National Integrated Health Associates in Washington D.C. 3Health News:Physical therapist-led exercise in patients in ICU improves function and decreases hospital stay 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... und KOPENHAGEN, Dänemark, 30. Juni 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Weltmarktführer der klinischen und kommerziellen Produktion von ... heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen im Rahmen ... der nordamerikanischen Produktionsanlage in Bothell, ... Einweg-Anlage Bioreactor 6Pack™ komplettiert hat. Die Konfiguration ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 30, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), ... technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal ... offering  of 40,229,886 units. Each unit consists of one ... warrant to purchase one share of common stock, and ... share of common stock, at a purchase price of ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 2015  Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT ... company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing ... from a Category 3 human abuse liability ... oral oxycodone product candidate in late-stage clinical ... enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CMC Biologics baut GMP-Produktionskapazität in den USA aus 2CMC Biologics baut GMP-Produktionskapazität in den USA aus 3EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 2Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 3Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 4Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 5
... A surgically implanted bone growth stimulator ... EBI OsteoGen surgically implanted bone growth stimulator ... of nonunions when surgery is already planned ... concern. Because the OsteoGen is totally surgically ...
... area contact between grant material and fracture ... long bones., ,Grid-Like Format of Mesh Cathode ... Bone , ,The innovative Mesh Cathode of ... area and a scaffolding effect designed to ...
... Flexible Cystoscope System using EndoSheath Technology ... for urologists in both their hospitals ... CST-2000 flexible cystoscope with the sterile, ... cystoscopy procedures, while minimizing the costs ...
... The PK Plasma-CISE™ (wire electrodes) ... single use devices that produce ... minimal thermal spread and Vapor ... superior hemostasis. The devices provide ...
Medicine Products: