Novel Radionuclide Agent Delivers "Striking" Results in Neuroendocrine Tumors

Anita T. Shaffer @Shaffer1
Published: Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016
Jonathan R. Strosberg

Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD

Lutathera (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) has demonstrated “quite striking” results with a favorable safety profile as a therapy for patients with progressive midgut neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in the first randomized phase III study to evaluate a radiolabeled somatostatin analogue in this treatment setting, according to a leading researcher.

Pivotal Trial Details

The NETTER-1 study enrolled patients with inoperable, well-differentiated, somatostatin receptor–positive NETs of the small intestine or distal colon (midgut carcinoid tumors) who had progressed after standard-dose octreotide LAR (30 mg) therapy.
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