Introduction: Lutetium-177 DOTA-octreotate (LuTate), a radiolabelled somatostatin analogue, delivers targeted radiation to neuroendocrine tumours and metastases. Healthy tissues also receive significant irradiation. Charged amino acids are routinely co-infused to block renal proximal tubular LuTate reabsorption. Gelofusine® (a succinylated bovine gelatin molecule), proposed to interact with the megalin/cubulin receptor-mediated transporter system, has been shown to reduce renal uptake of indium-111 octreotide. Routine Gelofusine® administration is limited by risk of allergic reaction.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Medical treatment - SMS analogues, interferon
Presenting Author: Dr Catherine Lucas
Introduction: The behavior of liver metastasis from endocrine pancreatic carcinoma is eterogeneous, and several treatments have been proposed, but no single option is ideal.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Presenting Author: MD Vanessa Capitanio