Danielle J. Vugts

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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)
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)
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)
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)
IRDye800CW and zirconium-89 ((89)Zr) have very attractive properties for optical imaging and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, respectively. Here we describe a procedure for dual labeling of mAbs with IRDye800CW and (89)Zr in a current good manufacturing practice (cGMP)-compliant way. IRDye800CW and (89)Zr are coupled inertly, without impairment(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are used in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer (mCRC). Approximately 50% of patients benefit despite patient selection for RAS wild type (wt) tumors. Based on the hypothesis that tumor targeting is required for clinical benefit of anti-EGFR treatment, 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)
Tubulysins are highly toxic tubulin-targeting agents with a narrow therapeutic window that are interesting for application in antibody-drug conjugates (ADC). For full control over drug-antibody ratio (DAR) and the effect thereof on pharmacokinetics and tumor targeting, a dual-labeling approach was developed, wherein the drug, tubulysin variants, and the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate whether the uptake of (89)Zr-bevacizumab in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors could be visualized and quantified. The correlation between tumor (89)Zr-bevacizumab uptake and tumor response to antitumor therapy with a bevacizumab-based regimen was explored. METHODS Seven NSCLC patients(More)