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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(1), 57;

Immuno-PET for Clinical Theranostic Approaches

Nantes-Angers Cancer Research Center (CRCNA), University of Nantes, Inserm UMR 892, 8 quai Moncousu, 44007 Nantes, France
Department of Nuclear Medicine, CHU de Nantes, 1 place Alexis Ricordeau, 44093 Nantes, France
Groupement d’Intérêt Public Arronax, 1, rue Aronnax, CS 10112, 44817 Saint-Herblain, France
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Institut de Cancérologie de l’Ouest (ICO)-René Gauducheau, Boulevard Jacques Monod, 44805 Saint-Herblain, France
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Academic Editor: Vera Sau-Fong Chan
Received: 3 November 2016 / Revised: 16 December 2016 / Accepted: 23 December 2016 / Published: 28 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics)
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Recent advances in molecular characterization of tumors have allowed identification of new molecular targets on tumor cells or biomarkers. In medical practice, the identification of these biomarkers slowly but surely becomes a prerequisite before any treatment decision, leading to the concept of personalized medicine. Immuno-positron emission tomography (PET) fits perfectly with this approach. Indeed, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) labelled with radionuclides represent promising probes for theranostic approaches, offering a non-invasive solution to assess in vivo target expression and distribution. Immuno-PET can potentially provide useful information for patient risk stratification, diagnosis, selection of targeted therapies, evaluation of response to therapy, prediction of adverse effects or for titrating doses for radioimmunotherapy. This paper reviews some aspects and recent developments in labelling methods, biological targets, and clinical data of some novel PET radiopharmaceuticals. View Full-Text
Keywords: immuno-PET; molecular imaging; antibody immuno-PET; molecular imaging; antibody

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Bailly, C.; Cléry, P.-F.; Faivre-Chauvet, A.; Bourgeois, M.; Guérard, F.; Haddad, F.; Barbet, J.; Chérel, M.; Kraeber-Bodéré, F.; Carlier, T.; Bodet-Milin, C. Immuno-PET for Clinical Theranostic Approaches. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 57.

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