Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy is an effective, well-tolerated, treatment for well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors, resulting in a significant survival benefit and improvement of quality of life. Very few data are available on peptide receptor radionuclide therapy effectiveness in grade 3 neuroendocrine carcinomas with high somatostatin receptor expression. We report the case of a 70-year-old woman with metastatic pancreatic grade 3 neuroendocrine carcinoma who underwent 6 cycles of tandem treatment with investigational radiopharmaceuticals Y-DOTATOC and Lu-DOTATOC achieving an impressive response.
- Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine/diagnostic imaging
- Octreotide/analogs & derivatives
- Pancreatic Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
- Radiopharmaceuticals/therapeutic use