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How does skeletal targeted radiotherapy work?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Fancy wording

Sounds like a way to explain why using a radioactive isotope of an element that chemically looks like calcium, the hardening mineral in bones.
Strotium, samarium, and most recently radium fit this bill well. Each isotopes vary in the energy and range of dose distribution, and the conjugating agents, toxicty and costs vary as well.

In brief: Fancy wording

Sounds like a way to explain why using a radioactive isotope of an element that chemically looks like calcium, the hardening mineral in bones.
Strotium, samarium, and most recently radium fit this bill well. Each isotopes vary in the energy and range of dose distribution, and the conjugating agents, toxicty and costs vary as well.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Isotope distribution

A molecule which selectively targets bone is linked to a radioactive holmium isotope ho166.
When the molecule is taken up by the bone the ho166 delivers radiation to the adjacent osteoid bone and the bone marrow.

In brief: Isotope distribution

A molecule which selectively targets bone is linked to a radioactive holmium isotope ho166.
When the molecule is taken up by the bone the ho166 delivers radiation to the adjacent osteoid bone and the bone marrow.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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