Strontium-89: treatment results and kinetics in patients with painful metastatic prostate and breast cancer in bone.

@article{Robinson1989Strontium89TR,
  title={Strontium-89: treatment results and kinetics in patients with painful metastatic prostate and breast cancer in bone.},
  author={Robert G. Robinson and Glen Mervyn Blake and David F. Preston and Alexander J. B. McEwan and Jay A. Spicer and Norman L. Martin and Audrey V. Wegst and Duncan M. Ackery},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          271-81
        }
}
Two hundred and two patients with bone pain from metastatic cancer were treated with 40 microCi/kg of Sr-89. Patients were followed with pain diaries, records of medication taken, sleep patterns, serial bone scans and a Karnofsky Index. One hundred and thirty-seven patients with adequate followup survived at least 3 months, including 100 with prostate and 28 with breast carcinoma. Eighty of the 100 patients with prostate cancer responded, and 25 of the 28 breast cancer patients improved. Ten… CONTINUE READING
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