Novartis acquires developers of Lu-177 PSMA-617 and Ac-225 PSMA-617

The major, Switzerland-based, global pharmaceutical company Novartis has just agreed to acquire Endocyte — the developer of both Lu-177- PSMA-617 and Ac-225-PSMA-617, which are in clinical trials for the treatment of advanced forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

A new (and better?) prostate cancer-specific imaging agent

With the failure of Combidex (ferumoxtran-10) to achieve FDA approval as an imaging agent for  lymph node-positive prostate cancer and the recognized limitations of the ProstaScint (capromab pendetide) scan, there is a widely acknowledged need for a much more specific and accurate prostate cancer imaging agent than anything currently available. … READ MORE …