The patient eventually became hormone refractory on complete hormone ablation and was started on Samarium-153
with a brief duration of PSA response.
The two new radioisotopes are rhenium-186 and samarium-153
, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Deputy Director Mohammad Qannadi said.
Radiologist Edward Silberstein of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center has been investigating a host of radionuclides with a natural affinity for bone, including samarium-153
, strontium-89, and rhenium-186.