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  1. Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ... PSMA (Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen) is a molecule found naturally in the body. PSMA is often found in great numbers on the surface of prostate cancer cells. Doctors are currently running trials attaching radioactive molecules to the PSMA molecule. Some radioactive molecules are picked because they light up on a PET scan. Such scans are often called PSMA scans. The best known in Australia is the Gallium-68 PET/CT scan. Some radioactive molecules are picked because they cause damage to nearby cells. The best known in Austra
  2. An interesting account by Professor Michael Hofman at the Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference in Basel, Switzerland recently. He speaks of the Lutetium-177 (Lu-177) treatment his team and others have done or are planning: https://www.urotoday.com/video-lectures/apccc-2019-conference/video/1467-players-brightcove-net2019-09-10-14-49-08.html Below the video is a full transcript - all the words Professor Hofman says in the video. Thanks to Nev and Lorraine
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    LuPSMA 177 clinical trial

    Hi fellow advanced members Appreciate if anyone can assist with advice re this topic. I am 72 yo with advanced metatstis bones only.Over the past 7 years have had a radical, Radiation- 36 treatments, Chemotherapy - Doxetaxel, Enzuletimide and the whole time on Lucrine. Yep pretty well tried them all and with a rising PSA, now 47- still low compared to some I am faced with more Chemo -Cabazataxel. I have the opportunity to join the 177 LuPSMA pilot study ( 30 in Australia - no placebo) and will start tests next week to see suitability? Is there any member who is doing t
  4. Update Lutetium177 Trial. Peter Mac - Treatment for advanced metastatic prostate cancer. At the start of the trial in February 2016 my PSA level was 86.5, a week ago my PSA level had dropped to 26.3 Prior to the trial - scans showed I had a lot of bony metastases. Comparison of the gamma scans taken after each of the three prior Lutetium177 infusions showed the bony metastases and tumors are progressively shrinking. An accurate determination of just how effective the treatment has been will be carried out in approximately 10 weeks time using a variety of sophisti
  5. Several of our members have been participating in a clinical trial of Lutetium (Lu 177) being conducted at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Click here to read an article published in the Australian Financial Review about this clinical trial of Lutetium. A large randomised trial to test this treatment next year will be conducted in 2017.
  6. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has posted a video on YouTube of the following talk on Advances in Prostate Cancer (Ga68 PSMA PET/CT Scans) given by urologist A/Prof Henry Woo at Sydney Adventist Hospital on 28 September 2015.
  7. PSMA The big thing in Australian prostate cancer research in 2015 was a little wiggly shape that sits on the wall of a prostate cell - PSMA. In normal prostate cells, PSMA is mostly on the inside of the cell wall. In prostate cancer cells, PSMA moves to the outside of the cell wall. So, if you want to find prostate cancer cells - look for PSMA. Researchers have found a key that locks onto PSMA when it finds it. On the free end of this key they can attach lots of things. PSMA scans One type of thing that is attached to the free end of the key is a thing that will show up o
  8. An article posted on the ABC news site (12 May 15) has revealed a Gamma Knife Radiation Treatment System is being installed at the PA Hospital. While the article focuses on it's capability to more safely treat brain cancers, it does note the following-"The machine can also be used on benign and cancerous tumours in other parts of the body" Here is the link - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/radiation-machine-will-turn-brain-surgery-on-its-head-oncologist/6463294 EDIT-(2hrs later) Unfortunately, from further research It appears that this machine (as pictured) is not capable
  9. Found an interesting video by A/Prof Henry Woo of the Sydney Adventist Hospital addressing a local support group on the latest scanning and treatment techniques (recorded October 14), highlighting the great leaps forward in disease imaging occurring at the moment. Aggressive Treatment of Aggressive Prostate Cancer ~ A/Prof Henry WooPublished on Oct 19, 2014 A peek into the cutting edge of treatment for advanced or aggressive Prostate Cancer, with information on the next wave of diagnostic scans about to break. Here is the link- //www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-5NXyKo-t8
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