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Dr. Luke Nordquist on the Impact of Additional Doses of Radium-223 in mCRPC

Luke Nordquist, MD
Published: Friday, Sep 16, 2016


Luke Nordquist, MD, a urologic medical oncologist and CEO of the Urology Cancer Center and GU Research Network, discusses a prospective study looking at the impact of an additional 6 doses of radium-223 dichloride in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with bone metastases.
 
Radium-223 is currently approved at 50 kBq/kg monthly for 6 months in mCRPC. The study examined 44 patients who received an additional 6 doses of radium-223, and found that only 1 patient had confirmed radiographic progression.
 
Whether or not there is a therapeutic benefit is yet to be determined, says Nordquist.
 
Bayer is sponsoring a 3-arm study in which patients are assigned to the standard 50-kBq/kg dose for 6 doses, a higher dose of 80 kBq/kg for 6 doses, or the 50 kBq/kg dose for 12 doses. This will help provide us additional information of that topic.  
 

Luke Nordquist, MD, a urologic medical oncologist and CEO of the Urology Cancer Center and GU Research Network, discusses a prospective study looking at the impact of an additional 6 doses of radium-223 dichloride in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with bone metastases.
 
Radium-223 is currently approved at 50 kBq/kg monthly for 6 months in mCRPC. The study examined 44 patients who received an additional 6 doses of radium-223, and found that only 1 patient had confirmed radiographic progression.
 
Whether or not there is a therapeutic benefit is yet to be determined, says Nordquist.
 
Bayer is sponsoring a 3-arm study in which patients are assigned to the standard 50-kBq/kg dose for 6 doses, a higher dose of 80 kBq/kg for 6 doses, or the 50 kBq/kg dose for 12 doses. This will help provide us additional information of that topic.  
 

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Online CME Activities
TitleExpiration DateCME Credits
Community Practice Connections™: Personalized Sequencing in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Bridging the Latest Evidence to the Bedside in Clinical ManagementAug 25, 20181.5
Community Practice Connections™: Precision Medicine for Community Oncologists: Assessing the Role of Tumor-Testing Technologies in Cancer CareNov 30, 20181.0
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