Preprint Review Version 1 This version is not peer-reviewed

Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine Practice

Version 1 : Received: 21 January 2017 / Approved: 22 January 2017 / Online: 22 January 2017 (04:29:27 CET)

How to cite: Yordanova, A.; Eppard, E.; Kürpig, S.; Schönberger, S.; Gonzalez-Carmona, M.; Feldmann, G.; Ahmadzadehfar, H.; Essler, M. Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine Practice. Preprints 2017, 2017010094 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201701.0094.v1). Yordanova, A.; Eppard, E.; Kürpig, S.; Schönberger, S.; Gonzalez-Carmona, M.; Feldmann, G.; Ahmadzadehfar, H.; Essler, M. Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine Practice. Preprints 2017, 2017010094 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201701.0094.v1).

Abstract

The importance of personalized medicine is growing, since there is an urged need to avoid unnecessary and expensive treatments. In nuclear medicine, the theranostic approach is an established tool for a specific molecular targeting in means of diagnostics and therapy. The visualisation of potential targets can help to predict if a patient would benefit from a particular treatment or not. Thanks to the quick development of radiopharmaceuticals and diagnostic techniques, the use of theranostic agents is constantly rising. In this article important milestones of nuclear therapies and diagnostics in the context of theranostics are highlighted. It begins with the well-known radioiodine therapy in patients with thyroid cancer and then guides through different approaches for the treatment of advanced cancer with targeted therapies. The aim of this review is to provide a summary of background knowledge, current applications and advantages of targeted therapies and imaging in nuclear medicine practice.

Subject Areas

theranostics ; nuclear medicine ; personalized medicine

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