The Iranian Society of Nuclear Medicine practical guideline on radioligand therapy in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer using 177Lu-PSMA

Document Type: Guidelines

Authors

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

4 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vali-Asr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 The Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

6 Research Centre for Nuclear Medicine, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a type II transmembrane protein, which is anchored in the cell membrane of prostate epithelial cells. It is highly expressed on prostate epithelial cells and strongly up-regulated in prostate cancer. Although, 177Lu-PSMA has been recently introduced for radionuclide therapy of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with continuously increasing interest and use worldwide. This guideline is intended to assist nuclear medicine physicians in evaluating and managing patients with mRCPC for whom radioligand therapy (RLT) using 177Lu-PSMA is a promising treatment option. In addition, more information could be provided by subsequent investigative studies in the field of RLT.

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