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Therapeutic Radionuclides to Cure Cancer on the Anvil

by Kathy Jones on  August 19, 2010 at 9:55 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Researchers at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) revealed that they are developing a number of therapeutic radionuclides which can be used in curing skin and liver tumors.
 Therapeutic Radionuclides to Cure Cancer on the Anvil
Therapeutic Radionuclides to Cure Cancer on the Anvil
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Lead researcher Dr Meera Venkatesh, who is the head of Radio pharmaceuticals Division at BARC, said that they have identified three radionuclides including Lutetium-177 (Lu-177), Yittrium-90 (Y-90) and Phosphorus-32 (P-32) which can also be used to treat rheumatic arthritis.

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"A research carried out in BARC in collaboration with few hospitals in the country has shown Lutetium-177 (Lu-177), Yittrium-90 (Y-90) and Phosphorus-32 (P-32) as very effective therapeutic radionuclides (radio pharmaceuticals) that can be used in the treatment of cancers of liver, skin and in non-cancerous maladies such as rheumatic arthritis and hemophilia", she said.


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