New therapeutic agent shows promise for treating deadly type of prostate cancer

January 9, 2017

A new therapeutic agent for radioligand therapy called lutetium-177-labeled PSMA-617 is showing promise in a German multi-center study for treating patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The research was recently published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Lu-177-PSMA-617 shows efficacy in patients independent of prior therapies,” Dr. Kambiz Rahbar of the University Hospital Muenster, told HCB News. “It has a favorable toxicity profile, especially compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy.”

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