Astatine-211--tellurium radiocolloid cures experimental malignant ascites.

@article{Bloomer1981Astatine211telluriumRC,
  title={Astatine-211--tellurium radiocolloid cures experimental malignant ascites.},
  author={W. Bloomer and W. H. McLaughlin and Rudi Dominique Neirinckx and S. James Adelstein and Paul R Gordon and Thomas J. Ruth and Alfred P. Wolf},
  journal={Science},
  year={1981},
  volume={212 4492},
  pages={340-1}
}
An investigation of the efficacy of astatine-211--tellurium colloid for the treatment of experimental malignant ascites in mice reveals that this alpha-emitting radiocolloid can be curative without causing undue toxicity to normal tissue. By comparison, negatron-emitting phosphorus-32 as colloidal chromic phosphate had no antineoplastic activity. The most compelling explanation for this striking difference is the dense ionization and short range of action associated with alpha-emission. These… CONTINUE READING

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