Frank Bruchertseifer

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BACKGROUND Alpha-particle emitting isotopes are effective novel tools in cancer therapy, but targeted delivery into tumors is a prerequisite of their application to avoid toxic side effects. Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a widespread dissemination of tumors throughout the peritoneal cavity. As peritoneal carcinomatosis is fatal in most cases, novel therapies(More)
Radiopeptide therapy using a somatostatin analogue labelled with a beta emitter such as 90Y/177Lu-DOTATOC is a new therapeutic option in neuroendocrine cancer. Alternative treatments for patients with refractory disease are rare. Here we report the first-in-human experience with 213Bi-DOTATOC targeted alpha therapy (TAT) in patients pretreated with beta(More)
The higher potential efficacy of alpha-particle radiopharmaceutical therapy lies in the 3- to 8-fold greater relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of alpha particles relative to photon or beta-particle radiation. This greater RBE, however, also applies to normal tissue, thereby reducing the potential advantage of high RBE. As alpha particles typically(More)
Among gynecologic malignancies, ovarian cancer has the highest mortality due to rapid peritoneal dissemination. Treatment failure particularly arises from failure to eliminate disseminated cells. Our aim was to develop peptidic radioligands targeting tumour cell-associated urokinase receptor (uPAR, CD87) for α-emitter therapy for advanced ovarian cancer.(More)
Recurrent prostate cancer presents a challenge to conventional treatment, particularly so to address micrometastatic and small-volume disease. Use of α-radionuclide therapy is considered as a highly effective treatment in such applications due to the shorter range and exquisite cytotoxicity of α-particles as compared with β-particles. (213)Bi is considered(More)
Functionally critically located gliomas represent a challenging subgroup of intrinsic brain neoplasms. Standard therapeutic recommendations often cannot be applied, because radical treatment and preservation of neurological function are contrary goals. The successful targeting of gliomas with locally injected beta radiation-emitting 90Y-DOTAGA-substance P(More)
UNLABELLED Transurethral resection of urothelial carcinoma often results in tumor recurrence due to disseminated tumor cells. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. The aim of this study was to establish an orthotopic human bladder carcinoma mouse model using the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-overexpressing bladder carcinoma(More)
The alpha emitters (225)Ac and (213)Bi are promising therapeutic radionuclides for application in targeted alpha therapy of cancer and infectious diseases. Both alpha emitters are available with high specific activity from established radionuclide generators. Their favourable chemical and physical properties have led to the conduction of a large number of(More)
In spite of development of molecular therapeutics, multiple myeloma (MM) is fatal in most cases. CD38 is a promising target for selective treatment of MM. We tested radioimmunoconjugates consisting of the α-emitter ²¹³Bi coupled to an anti-CD38 MAb in preclinical treatment of MM. Efficacy of ²¹³Bi-anti-CD38-MAb was assayed towards different MM cell lines(More)
UNLABELLED This study evaluates targeted liposomes loaded with the α-particle generator (225)Ac to selectively kill prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-expressing cells with the aim to assess their potential for targeted antivascular radiotherapy. METHODS In this study, PEGylated liposomes were loaded with (225)Ac and labeled with the mouse(More)