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Radionuclide Therapy via SSTR: Future Aspects from Experimental Animal Studies.
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PMID:  22572526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There is need for better therapeutic options for neuroendocrine tumours. The aim of this review was to summarize results of experimental animal studies and raise ideas for future radionuclide therapy based on high expression of somatostatin (SS) receptors by many neuroendocrine tumours. In summary, one of the major options is individualized treatment for each patient, including choice of SS analogues, radionuclides and treatment schedules. Other options are methods to increase the treatment effect on tumour tissue (increasing tumour uptake and retention by upregulation of receptor expression and avoiding saturation of receptor binding), methods to increase the tumour tissue response (by choice of radionuclides, SS analogues or combined therapies), and methods to reduce side effects (diminished uptake and retention in critical organs and reduced normal tissue response). Furthermore, combination therapy with other radiopharmaceuticals, cytotoxic drugs or radiosensitizers can be considered to enhance the effects of radiolabelled SS analogues.
Eva Forssell-Aronsson; Johan Spetz; Håkan Ahlman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroendocrinology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0194     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0035665     Medline TA:  Neuroendocrinology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Radiation Physics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Cancer Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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