New treatment out of Australia for advanced disease has created some excitement

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New treatment out of Australia for advanced disease has created some excitement

by genemyers on Fri Jul 13, 2018 04:39 AM

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lutetium-177 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radioligand therapy is getting the prostate cancer community excited.

In one study done by Professor Michael Hofman of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, the imaging link below shows some patients with greater than 98% reduction in psa after all other treatments stopped working (Australia and Germany are leading the world with this new therapy).

The imaging won the 2018 SNMMI Image of the Year at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. See the before and after images here:

https://www.urotoday.com/recent-abstracts/urologic-oncology/

In another study with the same treatment, In a sub group of 18 metastatic patients who were not pretreated, the medium overall survival has not been reached at 55 months and all of these patients were still alive at 4 ½ years. 

Also the treatment seems to be synergistic with Enzalutamide or Abiraterone. The treatment has relatively low side effects.

More studies are needed, but hopefully this treatment can be fast tracked and widely available to all patients soon.

Gene

RE: New treatment out of Australia for advanced disease has created some excitement

by Meetha on Sat Jul 14, 2018 05:07 PM

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I got it done in Jan ,18. The result is miraculous. I have posted this here earlier. How long they last is yet to be seen. Besides reduction in PSA, my bone pains have vanished, energy is endless now. I walk 5 km daily go tobgym do light weight training and am living a normal life.

Will be happybto share the health status. 

Meetha

RE: New treatment out of Australia for advanced disease has created some excitement

by CalBear1974 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 07:49 PM

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You may find this Aussie newspaper report useful. Very exciting actually and I learned a new term: "Theranostics".

https://www.afr.com/lifestyle/health/nuclear-medicine-could-

RE: New treatment out of Australia for advanced disease has created some excitement

by gpgpgp on Sat Aug 11, 2018 07:29 AM

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In the newspaper report mentioned by CalBear it says: "While this treatment was pioneered in Germany four years ago...". Yes, this treatment is offered at most university hospitals in Germany now.

The newspaper report mentions: "But a couple of months ago, Robyn noticed he had begun slowing down. Ten months had passed since his last treatment and when they looked at the new scan half the red had returned."

Most/all patients do recur from this treatment. However, you can repeat it several times. It probably extends survival more than a Chemo will and has fewer side effects than a Chemo.

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