Entries by Janet

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Killing Metastatic Prostate Cancer with PSMA-Targeting Radionuclides

There’s some bright hope on the horizon for men with metastatic prostate cancer:  it’s PSMA-targeting therapy. This is different from PSMA-targeted imaging, which shows where small bits of prostate cancer are hiding in the body.  But it uses the very same building blocks.  Think of molecular LEGOS:  Instead of attaching the tracer molecule that can “see” […]

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Envisioning What PSMA-Targeting Can Do

Imagine looking at a very young Ian McKellen, the knighted British actor, and thinking, “Half a century from now, if they ever film the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he could be the best Gandalf ever!” That kind of vision is rare – but scientist Neil Bander, M.D., has it.  Nearly three decades ago, Bander, […]


High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer:  Changing the Rules

A full-on assault of high-risk prostate cancer with intensive neoadjuvant hormonal therapy before surgery marks a huge shift in medical thinking.  Instead of doing things in a well-ordered sequence, oncologists like UCSD’s Rana McKay are launching many weapons earlier than ever, when cancer is less prepared for battle, and they’re going for a cure. Why […]