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.”