Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy

Authors: Knapp, F. F. (Russ), Dash, Ashutosh

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  • First comprehensive discussion of the basic science integrated with descriptions of their clinical applications
  • Provides overview of radioisotope production and processing technologies, key targeting strategies for treatment of cancer and chronic disease processes, and how radiopharmaceuticals are developed, tested and evaluated in clinical trials
  • Combines all aspects of the availability of radioisotopes and their use for radiopharmaceutical development and applications in clinical nuclear medicine
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This book provides detailed information on therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals and discusses emerging technologies which have potential for broad clinical implementation.  Recent advances in molecular biology, radiopharmaceutical chemistry and radioisotope production have stimulated a new era for the use of radiopharmaceuticals for targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT). Emerging clinical trials include use of peptides and monoclonal antibodies radiolabeled with therapeutic radionuclides for cancer therapy.  In addition, small molecules are used for the treatment of chronic diseases such as metastatic bone pain palliation and radiation synovectomy of inflammatory joints. In the interventional arena, therapy of primary and metastatic liver cancer and arterial restenosis following angioplasty of both the coronary and peripheral arteries are being explored. Reactor and accelerator production of therapeutic radioisotopes is also integrated into these discussions. The development and use of radiopharmaceutical targeting characteristics required for treatment of specific disease processes and how these are implemented for radiopharmaceutical design strategies are also described. Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy will benefit audiences in nuclear medicine and radionuclide therapy and will thus prove an invaluable source of up-to-date information for students, radiopharmaceutical scientists and professionals working in the radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine specialties.

About the authors

F. F. (Russ) Knapp, Jr., Ph.D. Emeritus Program Manager Corporate Fellow ORNL Medical Radioisotope Program Nuclear Security and Isotope Division Bldg. 4501, MS 6229 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) PO Box 2008 1 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6229

Dr. Ashutosh Dash Head, Isotope Production and Applications Division Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Mumbai, 400085, India



Reviews

“Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy is a well-executed book, divided into 5 parts with the primary focus on the use of radioisotopes for the treatment of disease. … Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy is a comprehensive volume on radiotherapeutics and unquestionably delivers on its promise to be highly useful to the nuclear medicine professional.” (Dao Le, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 58 (9), September, 2017)

“This book … extensively analyzes almost all the aspects related to the development and use of radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic use. … Their publication is tuned to a multidisciplinary audience ranging from students/residents and practitioners involved in the field, including not only physicians specialized in nuclear medicine … also radiochemists, radiopharmacists, physicists, biologists and others. In addition, it is intended for practitioners and/or students, looking for an upgrade in this charming and ever-expanding field of special cancer therapies.” (Gianluca De Matteis and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 44, 2017)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Radiopharmaceuticals Play an Important Role in Both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

    Pages 3-23

    Knapp, F. F. (Russ) (et al.)

  • Therapeutic Radionuclides Decay with Particle Emission for Therapeutic Applications

    Pages 25-35

    Knapp, F. F. (Russ) (et al.)

  • Alpha Radionuclide Therapy

    Pages 37-55

    Knapp, F. F. (Russ) (et al.)

  • Auger Electron-Based Radionuclide Therapy

    Pages 57-67

    Knapp, F. F. (Russ) (et al.)

  • Reactor-Produced Therapeutic Radionuclides

    Pages 71-113

    Knapp, F. F. (Russ) (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2607-9
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2607-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2606-2
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3798-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 347
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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