Radioimmunotherapy combo may aid in colorectal cancer treatment

08/11/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

A study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found radioimmunotherapy with a combination of Cu-64 labeled DOTA-cetuximab and cisplatin may halt colorectal tumor growth. Researchers evaluated therapeutic response in mice with KRAS-mutated HCT116 tumors. "Together, these data suggest that Cu-64 specifically delivered to epidermal growth factor receptor-positive tumors by cetuximab can suppress tumor growth despite the KRAS status and present opportunities for personalized clinical treatment strategies in colorectal cancer," the authors wrote.

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