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Radionuclides in oncology clinical practice – review of the literature

Abstract

Radionuclide therapy is a targeted therapy that can be useful in the treatment of several malignant tumors. Compared with other forms of systemic therapy used in cancer − including chemotherapy −, it has the advantage of sparing biologic structures adjacent to the tumor cells. This treatment modality has registered significant advances since its first use in for tuberculous skin lesions in the 1900s. This paper reviews the characteristics and clinical applications of therapeutic radionuclides commonly used in the Oncology clinical practice, and discusses future potential applications.

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The article was received on 27 May 2017, accepted on 11 Sep 2017 and first published on 11 Sep 2017


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01929G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Radionuclides in oncology clinical practice – review of the literature

    H. Luna Pais, I. Alho, I. Vendrell, A. Mansinho and L. M. Costa, Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01929G

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