Targeted alpha therapy: Something old & new in nuclear medicine

Just recently, I heard [a] story during a seminar on alpha therapy that involved prostate and bone cancer. A patient was in such excruciating pain that his family had to transport him to the hospital on a stretcher in the back of a pickup truck. Following a single injection of an alpha-radiation drug, he walked out of the hospital on his own later that day.

The drug: Marie Curie’s beloved radium—the same element (different isotope) that arguably started the entire nuclear era. Read more.

Tags: Bone Cancer Prostate

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