177Lu-DOTA-LM3 – a novel radionuclide therapy proven safe and effective to treat neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN)

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A new type of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) has been shown to control disease in 85 percent of patients with metastatic neuroendocrine neoplasms, achieving complete remission in some patients. The first-in-human study utilized 177Lu-DOTA-LM3 therapy, which was administered without severe adverse effects and was well tolerated by the majority of patients. This research was published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (see citing below).

Conclusion: The antagonist PRRT with 177Lu-DOTA-LM3 could be administered without severe adverse effects and was well tolerated by most patients, with thrombocytopenia occurring in only a few. No other severe adverse effects were observed; in particular, there was no nephrotoxicity. The SSTR antagonist 177Lu-DOTA-LM3 appears to be promising for PRRT, provides a favorable biodistribution and higher tumor radiation doses than SSTR agonists, and was effective in treating advanced metastatic NENs, especially in patients with low or no SSTR agonist binding, even achieving complete remission in some patients.

First-in-Humans Study of the SSTR Antagonist 177Lu-DOTA-LM3 for Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: Dosimetry, Safety, and Efficacy

Richard P. BaumJingjing ZhangChristiane SchuchardtDirk Müller and Helmut Mäcke

Further details to follow.  Remember, this is not yet an approved treatment, nor is it widely available. 

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