Lutetium-177: PSMA Guided Treatment | #ProstateCancer | #MarkScholzMD | #PCRI

Lutetium-177 was recently FDA-approved in the United States for men with hormone-resistant PSMA-positive prostate cancer who have already been administered chemotherapy (regardless if the entire regimen was completed). Here, medical oncologist Mark Scholz, MD, discusses who qualifies for Lutetium-177, why it is not available to men with earlier-stage disease, and how to monitor whether or not the treatment was effective after it is administered.

0:07 What is a PSMA PET scan and its associated treatment, Lutetium-177?

1:59 Should a PSMA PET scan be performed after Lutetium-177 to see if the treatment worked?

2:50 What is the success rate of Lutetium-177?

3:54 If lutetium-177 works well, why is it not available in earlier stages of the disease?

5:49 How does hormone therapy influence PSMA PET scan and lutetium 177. Can they be used together?

7:38 After Lutetium-177, when should a patient get a scan to see if it was effective?

9:20 How do you interpret PSA after a patient receives Lutetium-177?

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