Research areas and keywords
- Cancer and Oncology
- Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
- Nuclear Medicine, Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Radioimmunotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Dosimetry, Prostate Cancer, hk2
The main research area of the group is systemic treatment of metastasized cancer using therapeutic radionuclides. To optimize dose delivery to tumor cells, radionuclides are conjugated to tracer molecules, e.g. antibodies or antibody fragments, targeting cancer-specific epitopes. Preclinical evaluation of treatment combinations and strategies aim to improve treatment efficacy. Multimodality imaging such as SPECT/PET/CT, and Cerenkov and Bioluminescence Imaging are also employed to evaluate tracer biokinetics, biological effects and properties such as tumor uptake and penetration.
Improving micro- and macro-scale dosimetry models and apply them using input from e.g. imaging modalities is another key aim. The group combines basic research with translational efforts, aiming to implement novel radionuclide therapies in the clinic. The current focus is on prostate cancer radioimmunotherapy targeting human kallikrein-related peptidase 2 (hK2), following promising preclinical results.
Recent research outputs
, Dahlbom, M., Susan Evans-Axelsson
, Axelsson, J., Thuy Tran
& Sven-Erik Strand 2017 Oct 16 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
, Vol. 2017-January
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Paper in conference proceeding
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, Pontus Kjellman
, Magnus Cinthio
, Roger Andersson
, Thuy A Tran
, In 'T Zandt, R., Gustav Grafström
, Toftevall, H., Fredriksson, S., Christian Ingvar
, Sven-Erik Strand
& Tomas Jansson 2017 Jul 6 In : Scientific Reports. 7
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article