Theranostics Australia and Oceanic Molecular has submitted four papers for the upcoming ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, to be held at Rotorua in New Zealand (22-25 April) on Gallium-68 PSMA PET in prostate cancer, 177Lu-PSMA in the treatment of prostate cancer, Gallium-68 Pentixafor in non-small cell lung cancer and Gallium-68/177Lu-Octreotate in head and neck cancers.
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Lutetium-177 Octreotate therapy is used to treat neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) that emerge from the endocrine or nervous system such as carcinoid tumours. It aims to reduce the size of the tumour(s) and stop them from multiplying, as well as to ease the associated symptoms. Read More
Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy is used for people with advanced prostate cancer. It is most often used when the disease has metastasised, and when other therapies are poorly tolerated or have failed. In certain patients, it can produce long-term remission. Read More
Radium-223 therapy is used for people who have prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. The therapy damages the cancer cells in the bone, leading to the tumours shrinking in size, or even disappearing altogether. It is also used to reduce pain that can be associated with bone cancer. Read More
Iodine-131 therapy is a thyroid cancer treatment that uses radiation to treat either thyroid cancer or a hyperactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis) by targeting the thyroid tissue. Read More
Yttrium-90 SIRT Therapy, or Selective Internal Radiation Therapy, is a treatment for cancers and tumours located within the liver. The aim of this treatment is to reduce the size of inoperable tumours or decrease the number of lesions in the liver. It may allow for the surgical removal of tumours, once considered inoperable. It may also stabilise the disease and prolong the life of the patient. Read More
Yttrium-90 Radiosynovectomy therapy is a treatment for painful joints caused by arthritis or other types of joint diseases, often providing relief for sufferers. Read More
|Review of Gallium-68 PSMA PET/CT Imaging in the Management of Prostate Cancer||Lenzo N , Meyrick D and Turner J.||Diagnostics||2018 February|
|The role of 68Ga-PSMA-I&T PET/CT in the pretreatment staging of primary prostate cancer||Meyrick D, Asokendaran M, Skelly LA, Lenzo NP, Henderson A.||Nuclear Medicine Communications||2017 November|
First Lutetium-177 PSMA Therapy in Western Australia – Progressive Androgen Resistant Prostate Cancer
First Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy was performed in Western Australia last week for a patient with progressive androgen resistant prostate cancer at Ramsay Hollywood Private Hospital. This is the second site in Australia after the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute to perform this new type of targeted treatment. Treatment went very smoothly – thanks to the great team involved.