Receptor radionuclide therapy with 90Y-[DOTA] 0-Tyr3-octreotide (90Y-DOTATOC) in neuroendocrine tumours

Lisa Bodei, Marta Cremonesi, Chiara Grana, Paola Rocca, Mirco Bartolomei, Marco Chinol, Giovanni Paganelli

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Abstract

Somatostatin receptors are over-expressed in many tumours, mainly of neuroendocrine origin, thus enabling treatment with somatostatin analogues. Almost a decade of clinical experience of receptor radionuclide therapy with the analogue 90Y-[DOTA]0-Tyr3-octreotide [ 90Y-DOTATOC] has now been obtained at a few centres of excellence. This review reports on the present state of the art of receptor radionuclide therapy and discusses new perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1038-1046
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume31
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Y-DOTATOC
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Receptor radionuclide therapy
  • Somatostatin receptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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