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Whole Body Activity Retentions in the Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy with 177 Lu: Proefschrift B. Liu

Whole Body Activity Retentions in the Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy with 177 Lu: Proefschrift

B. Liu

Published June 12th 2014
ISBN : 9781614993643
Paperback
164 pages
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Most neuroendocrine tumors have five highly specialized receptors that bind to the naturally occurring hormone somatostatin. Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy PRRT combines compounds capable of attaching to receptors with a radionuclide such asMoreMost neuroendocrine tumors have five highly specialized receptors that bind to the naturally occurring hormone somatostatin. Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy PRRT combines compounds capable of attaching to receptors with a radionuclide such as 177Lu. These can then be administered, and will circulate throughout the body, binding to the tumor cells which have receptors for them. Once bound, these radiopeptides emit radiation which kills the tumor cells they are bound to.This book describes a research project of which the goal was to develop a patient-friendly technique which could also deliver an accurate