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Vol 14, No 2 (2011)
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Radioisotope therapy of bone metastases

Maciej Bączyk
Nucl. Med. Rev 2011;14(2):96-104.

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Vol 14, No 2 (2011)
Reviews
Published online: 2012-01-04
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

Radionuclide therapy has been an integral part of systemic treatment of patients with advanced and disseminated cancer for 50 years. Specific radioisotopes (b- or a-emitters) with selective concentration at sites of bone cancer damage are used in the treatment. Radioisotopes are an important addition to the armamentarium of clinicians who take care of patients with advanced cancer and painful cancer bone metastases (especially osteoblastic and mixed type). They offer a high degree of efficacy with minimal toxicity and simple administration, fulfilling the fundamental criteria for palliative treatment that should combine minimal patient discomfort and toxicity with maximal clinical effect.
Nuclear Med Rev 2011; 14, 2: 96–104

Abstract

Radionuclide therapy has been an integral part of systemic treatment of patients with advanced and disseminated cancer for 50 years. Specific radioisotopes (b- or a-emitters) with selective concentration at sites of bone cancer damage are used in the treatment. Radioisotopes are an important addition to the armamentarium of clinicians who take care of patients with advanced cancer and painful cancer bone metastases (especially osteoblastic and mixed type). They offer a high degree of efficacy with minimal toxicity and simple administration, fulfilling the fundamental criteria for palliative treatment that should combine minimal patient discomfort and toxicity with maximal clinical effect.
Nuclear Med Rev 2011; 14, 2: 96–104
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Keywords

radioisotopes; bone metastases; therapy of pain

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Title

Radioisotope therapy of bone metastases

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 14, No 2 (2011)

Pages

96-104

Published online

2012-01-04

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2011;14(2):96-104.

Keywords

radioisotopes
bone metastases
therapy of pain

Authors

Maciej Bączyk

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