Combining radionuclide therapy with a PARP inhibitor slows neuroendocrine tumor growth

June 12, 2017

Cancer of the neuroendocrine system is a moving target with managed treatment aimed at palliative care rather than a cure. Patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) may experience fewer symptoms and survive longer by undergoing peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) combined with a drug that makes tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy, say researchers presenting at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).