PRRT is finally approved in the U.S.

After years of randomized trials and nearly two decades of European data detailing peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a Novartis company, is pleased to announced that the FDA has approved the use of this therapy for patients with neuroendocrine tumors. The approval comes at a time when incidence of neuroendocrine cancers of the pancreas, lungs, and intestines are on the rise. About 7 in 100,000 people are

FDA: Lutathera Action Date Set for Late January 2018

Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. (AAA) has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the United States, has accepted and considered complete the resubmission of the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational drug lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera).  Lutathera is the brand name for the radiologic used in Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT). The FDA has set an action date of Jan 26, 2018. AAA is attempting to obtain U.S.

Treatment combinations for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

A new paper has recently been released in Digestion: International Journal of Gastroenterology that reviewed previously reported European trials. These trials specifically aimed at the treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors outlined several combinations of chemotherapy drugs used to help with progression free survival (PFS). Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETS) are still relatively rare in the umbrella of all gastroenteropancreatic tumors (GEP-NETS or just NETS) and certainly amongst pancreatic lesions in general.

Expanded Access to PRRT in the United States

We have exciting news in regards to Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) therapy in the United States. Advanced Accelerator Applications is currently pursuing marketing approval for 177Lu-DOTA0-Tyr3-Octreotate (Lutathera). Considering that Phase III NETTER-1 clinical trial recruitment has been completed, this expanded access therapeutic protocol aims to allow patients suffering from inoperable, somatostatin receptor positive, midgut carcinoid tumors, progressive under somatostatin analogue therapy to access the investigational product, 177Lu-DOTA0-Tyr3-Octreotate (Lutathera), prior to

Felicia Temple: The Voice

It’s not often that we have a reason to discuss reality television shows here on Northwoods NETS, but, we have a notable exception right now. The Voice contestant, Felicia Temple, 28, is also a neuroendocrine tumor patient. An amazing vocalist and songwriter, Ms. Temple was diagnosed with a appendiceal neuroendocrine tumor last year. A registered RN, she underwent surgery and six rounds of chemo before her doctor declared her NED. She