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Therapy of colorectal cancer xenografts in nude mice using 177Lu labelled humanized antibody A33
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Radiology and Clinical Immunology, Radiology.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97088OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97088DiVA: diva2:171876
Available from: 2008-04-23 Created: 2008-04-23 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Targeted Therapy of Colorectal Cancer: Preclinical Evaluation of a Radiolabelled Antibody
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Targeted Therapy of Colorectal Cancer: Preclinical Evaluation of a Radiolabelled Antibody
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Targeted radiotherapy (TRT) of cancer is a promising approach that enables selective treatment of tumour cells, while sparing normal tissue. The humanized monoclonal antibody A33 (huA33) is a potential targeting agent for TRT of colorectal cancer, since its antigen is expressed in more than 95 % of all colorectal carcinomas. The aim of this thesis was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of the two huA33-based TRT-conjugates, 177Lu-huA33, and 211At-huA33.

The conjugates 177Lu-huA33, and 211At-huA33, bound specifically to colorectal cancer cells, both in vitro and in vivo. A dose dependent cytotoxic effect of 211At-huA33 was also demonstrated in vitro. From a therapeutic perspective, both conjugates had a favourable biodistribution in tumour-bearing nude mice, with high tumour uptake and a low uptake in normal organs (with the exception of an expected thyroid uptake of 211At). After injection of 211At-huA33, the blood absorbed a slightly higher dose than the tumour, but for 177Lu-huA33, the tumour received a 12 times higher dose than blood. Two days after intravenous injection of 177Lu-huA33 in tumour-bearing mice, the tumours could be clearly visualised by gamma camera imaging, with very low interference from normal tissue radioactivity. In an experimental therapy study, also performed in tumour-bearing mice, there was an excellent therapeutic effect of 177Lu-huA33. About 50 % of the treated animals were tumour free 140 days after injection of 177Lu-huA33, while none of the non-radioactive controls survived beyond 20 days after injection of treatment substances.

In conclusion, this thesis demonstrates that the therapeutic conjugates 177Lu-huA33, and 211At-huA33, are promising targeting agents that might help improve therapy of colorectal cancer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2008. 54 p.
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 336
Molecular medicine, tumour targeting, antibody, A33, radionuclide, colorectal cancer, therapy, Molekylärmedicin
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-8657 (URN)978-91-554-7171-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2008-05-17, Rudbecksalen, Rudbecklaboratoriet, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 20, Uppsala, 09:15
Available from: 2008-04-23 Created: 2008-04-23 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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