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PURPOSE To standardize the indications, techniques, multimodality treatment approaches, and dosimetry to be used for yttrium-90 (Y90) microsphere hepatic brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Members of the Radioembolization Brachytherapy Oncology Consortium met as an independent group of experts in interventional radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear(More)
In a multi-centre study strontium-89 was shown to be effective in relieving bone pain from prostatic carcinoma in patients who had failed conventional therapies. Of 83 patients assessed at 3 months, following the administration of a dose of at least 1.5 MBq/kg, 75% derived benefit and 22% became pain free. Symptomatic improvement usually occurred within 6(More)
BACKGROUND Radiolabeled octreotide and metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) have demonstrated limited antitumor effect on neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). The purpose of this study was to assess the palliative benefit of radionuclide therapy (RNT) in NENs. METHODS Since April 2001, RNT for progressive, nonsurgically resectable NENs was utilized. NENs that were(More)
PURPOSE A large proportion of the practice of radiotherapy in the management of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate is associated with palliation of pain from osseous metastases and improving quality of life. Radiation therapy is well known to be effective in treating painful sites and may also be effective in reducing the propensity for adjuvantly(More)
Strontium kinetics were investigated in a group of 14 patients receiving 89Sr palliation for metastatic bone disease secondary to prostatic carcinoma. Using 85Sr as a tracer, total body strontium retention R(t) was monitored for a 3 month period following 89Sr administration, and at 90 days was found to vary from 11% to 88% and to correlate closely with the(More)
The palliative efficacy of strontium-89 chloride has been evaluated in a prospective double-blind crossover study comparing it with stable strontium as placebo in 32 patients with prostate cancer metastatic to bone. Response was assessed 5 weeks after each treatment. 26 patients were evaluable. Complete pain relief was only reported following strontium-89(More)
UNLABELLED The study was performed to compare the (18)F-labeled nitroimidazole compound fluoroazomycin arabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) with the standard hypoxia tracer fluoromisonidazole ((18)F-FMISO) in detection of tumor tissue hypoxia and to verify the oxygenation dependency of (18)F-FAZA uptake. METHODS Biodistribution of (18)F-FAZA was studied at various(More)
PURPOSE Tumour hypoxia is thought to play a significant role in the outcome of solid tumour therapy. Positron emission tomography (PET) is the best-validated noninvasive technique able to demonstrate the presence of hypoxia in vivo. The locally developed PET tracer for imaging hypoxia, 1-alpha-D: -(5-deoxy-5-[(18)F]-fluoroarabinofuranosyl)-2-nitroimidazole(More)
In a multicenter, randomized controlled trial involving 126 patients with endocrine-resistant advanced prostate cancer, all of whom received external beam radiotherapy, additional treatment with a single injected dose of 400 MBq strontium-89 (Metastron) significantly improved overall pain control. Adjuvant therapy with strontium-89 also significantly(More)
A novel method for generating monoclonal antibodies against synthetic tumour-associated glycoconjugates has been developed. One of these monoclonal antibodies, designated 170H.82, was derived against the TF antigen and has been shown in vitro to have a wide range of reactivity with adenocarcinoma. This antibody has been labelled with 111In and 99Tcm and has(More)