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Brain cancer is a devastating disease affecting many people worldwide. Effective treatment with chemotherapeutics is limited due to the presence of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that tightly regulates the diffusion of endogenous molecules but also xenobiotics. Glutathione pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (2B3-101) is being developed as a new treatment option(More)
The signaling molecule histamine plays a key role in the mediation of immune reactions, in gastric secretion, and in the sensory system. In addition, it has an important function as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, acting in pituitary hormone secretion, wakefulness, motor and cognitive functions, as well as in itch and nociception. This has(More)
RG7356 is a humanized antibody targeting the constant region of CD44. RG7356 was radiolabeled with (89)Zr for preclinical evaluations in tumor xenograft-bearing mice and normal cynomolgus monkeys to enable study of its biodistribution and the role of CD44 expression on RG7356 uptake.   Studies with (89)Zr-RG7356 were performed in mice bearing tumor(More)
UNLABELLED This study investigated the feasibility of quantitative accuracy and harmonized image quality in (89)Zr-PET/CT multicenter studies. METHODS Five PET/CT scanners from 3 vendors were included. (89)Zr activity was measured in a central dose calibrator before delivery. Local activity assays were based on volume as well as on the local dose(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) with 89Zr-labeled monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) or other targeted vehicles (e.g., peptides, nanoparticles and cells), collectively called "89Zr-immuno-PET", can be used for better understanding of disease targets and the in vivo behavior of targeted drugs. This will become increasingly important in the development of next(More)
During the last decade, the discovery of critical tumor targets has boosted the design of targeted therapeutic agents with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) receiving most of the attention. Immuno-positron emission tomography (immuno-PET) and TKI-PET, the in vivo tracking and quantification of mAbs and TKIs biodistribution(More)
Selection of the right drug for the right patient is a promising approach to increase clinical benefit of targeted therapy with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Assessment of in vivo biodistribution and tumor targeting of mAbs to predict toxicity and efficacy is expected to guide individualized treatment and drug development. Molecular imaging with positron(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this microdosing phase 0 clinical study was to obtain initial information about pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, and specific tumor targeting of the antitenascin-C mini antibody F16SIP. METHODS Two milligrams of F16SIP, labeled with 74 MBq of (124)I, were intravenously administered to patients with head and neck cancer (n = 4)(More)
Positron emission tomography with (89)Zr can be used to follow the behaviour of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other biologicals in vivo. The favourable radiophysical characteristics of (89)Zr allow multiple days PET scanning after injection. For the coupling of (89)Zr to proteins six desferrioxamine (DFO)-based bifunctional chelators have(More)