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Radioimmunotherapy deemed safe and effective for lymphoma patients
Date:7/10/2013

ty was mainly hematologic, with thrombocytopenia and leukopenia noted as the dose-limiting toxicities, and nonhematologic toxicity was minor. Clinical responses occurred at all dose levels for patients with follicular (82 percent overall response rate) and mantle cell (21 percent response rate) lymphomas. With a median follow-up of almost seven years, the estimated median time of survival after radioimmunotherapy was four years.

"With 177Lu-DOTA Rituximab we can essentially do CD20 imaging," said Lohri. "At the moment, this may be academically interesting and could potentially be used in daily practice if compared to all forms of current PET imaging."


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