Somatostatin analogs and radiopeptides in cancer therapy.

Since the discovery of somatostatin (sst) in 1973, numerous chemical and biological studies have been carried out to develop sst analogs with enhanced resistance to proteases and prolonged activity. Three highly potent sst analogs-octreotide, lanreotide, and vapreotide-are now available in the clinic, and demonstrate efficacy in the treatment of tumors of… CONTINUE READING