Dr. Sartor on Significance of Radium-223 for Community Oncologists

Oliver Sartor, MD
Published: Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015



Oliver Sartor, MD, medical oncologist, Tulane University School of Medicine, discusses key points for community oncologists regarding radium-223 for the treatment of prostate cancer.

This is the first time community oncologists will have access to an alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent, said to be a novel concept, Sartor explains. Also, radium-223 is known as a bone-targeted agent that can prolong survival in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. It has yet to be determined whether it will have similar effects in other patient populations.

Radium-223 is a well-tolerated agent, Sartor says, with minimal toxicities that include diarrhea and thrombocytopenia.



Oliver Sartor, MD, medical oncologist, Tulane University School of Medicine, discusses key points for community oncologists regarding radium-223 for the treatment of prostate cancer.

This is the first time community oncologists will have access to an alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent, said to be a novel concept, Sartor explains. Also, radium-223 is known as a bone-targeted agent that can prolong survival in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. It has yet to be determined whether it will have similar effects in other patient populations.

Radium-223 is a well-tolerated agent, Sartor says, with minimal toxicities that include diarrhea and thrombocytopenia.




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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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