Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, presented “Theranostics & Radiopharmaceutical Trials” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.


How to cite: Petrylak, Daniel P. “Theranostics & Radiopharmaceutical Trials” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Mar 2024. https://grandroundsinurology.com/theranostics-radiopharmaceutical-trials/

Theranostics & Radiopharmaceutical Trials – Summary:

Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, Director of Genitourinary Oncology, Professor of Medicine and Urology, Co-Leader of Cancer Signaling Networks, and Co-Director of the Signal Transduction Program at Yale University Cancer Center, reviews several studies in which radium-223 is used both alone and in combination with other treatments for prostate cancer. Since radium-223 is an alpha particle, it requires fewer hits to damage DNA, offering an advantage over beta particles. Dr. Petrylak further explains the benefits of theranostics which deliver isotopes directly to the tumor site. He concludes that radium-223 is effective in treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), but cautions that until potential toxicity levels are better understood, combining radium-223 with either abiraterone or prednisone is not advised.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Petrylak gave this presentation during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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