Promising new data on lutetium-177 PSMA radioligand therapy

According to a presentation given last week in San Francisco, lutetium-177 (177Lu) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radioligand therapy has significant clinical activity in men with metastatic prostate cancer (as opposed to just in men with very late stages of prostate cancer). … READ MORE …

Upcoming clinical trial of PSMA-linked lutetium-177 in recurrent mCRPC

According to a recent media release, a company called Endocyte has reached agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration about the design of a pivotal Phase III clinical trial that will test the effectiveness and safety of 177Lu-PSMA-617 in men with recurrent, metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

US FDA approves a form of Lu-177 … but this is NOT for prostate cancer

Some readers may have noticed that, late last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a product known as lutetium Lu-177 dotatate or Lutathera for the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). … READ MORE …

Does Lu-177-PSMA-617 increase survival?

We have enthusiastically reported the encouraging outcomes of the early clinical trials of the radiopharmaceutical Lu-177-PSMA, most recently at this link. Based on reduction in PSA levels, it performs well. But medicines have no real benefit if all they do is treat PSA. We want medicines that increase survival. … READ MORE …

A new Lu-177-PSMA ligand has good results in a new study

Targeted nuclear medicine has shown some impressive outcomes in several small studies, mostly conducted in Germany. … READ MORE …

A possible new opportunity for treatment of advanced, neuroendocrine forms of prostate cancer?

An article by Strosberg et al. in today’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has nothing to do with prostate cancer at all; it’s all about a new form of treatment for certain types of advanced midgut cancer — but … READ MORE …

Early data on efficacy, safety of PSMA-linked lutetium-177

There has been a good deal of optimism about the potential efficacy and safety of the radioisotope-labeled product known as prostate-specific membrane antigen-linked lutetium-177 (177Lu-PSMA) in the treatment of very late stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …