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Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer + Ga-68 PSMA PET scan | 1 cycle - standard package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany

Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer + Ga-68 PSMA PET scan | 1 cycle - standard package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany
9.90

Berlin, Germany

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Overview

Age group

Adults

Type of care

Inpatient, Outpatient

Method

Non-surgical

About the offer

Lutetium is commonly used for castration-resistant advanced metastatic prostate cancer. The drug itself is a liquid with a radioactive material. LU-177 PSMA treatment aims to kill cancer cells by beta radiation of the isotope Lutetium-177. The radioactive particle binds explicitly to prostate cancer cells regardless of their location. As a result, the drug destroys the primary tumor and distant metastases. Our doctors take blood tests and examine liver and kidney functions before the procedure. But, first, a Ga68-PSMA PET scan is performed to detect all metastases and determine how well the particular malignant cells accumulate PSMA drug. A PET scan is essential to successful treatment planning and further results tracking. Note, that the package includes all required pre-procedure diagnostics. During the therapy, the patient is injected intravenously for 20 minutes with the Lutetium medication. After that, he stays in a closed ward protected from radiation for two days because he is a beta radiation source. During the action of the radionuclide, he receives drugs to protect the thyroid gland and kidneys, and copious drinking, if necessary, means to reduce nausea and vomiting. The patient can take personal belongings to the ward. They will not become radioactive. The zone of radiation does not exceed 1 millimeter. A day after the therapy, the patient is given a control examination, dosimetry, and kidney scintigraphy. The therapy is particularly suitable for patients with advanced prostate cancer following standard therapies such as antihormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The side effects are minimal, and the therapy is very well tolerated. Doctors achieve reduced prostate cancer metastases up to complete remission as Lu 177 treatment results. However, repeating a couple of sessions at several months intervals might be required.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a nuclear medicine specialist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • urinalysis
  • PSA test
Diagnosis
  • Ga-68 PSMA PET CT scan
  • renal scintigraphy with 99mTc-MAG3
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • 1 session of Lutetium-177 PSMA-DKFZ 617 radioligand therapy
  • post-procedure care
  • control examinations
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of radiopharmaceuticals
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • doctors' fee
  • hospitalization for 3 days
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations
Distant service
  • support after the therapy to evaluate the treatment results and subsequent blood tests

Extra add-ons

Local transportation
Airport transfer
Shared room
Hospital meals
Personal coordinator

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Meet the provider

Why to choose us?

A specialized place with extensive knowledge
The team compromises a nuclear department that specializes in radiopharmaceuticals. Our chief doctor has over 30 years of experience coordinating with a urology and oncology department for comprehensive care.
Private setting & scientific approach
The clinic offers a comfortable stay, an affiliation with Charité University, and a campus of the MSB Medical School Berlin for the best possible outcome. In addition, Prof. Dresel is an active associate Professor at the LMU Munich.
Over a hundred scientific publications
The team is an author of almost 150 international scientific publications with a primary focus on radioligand therapy like Lu177.
PET scan machine in the same facility
Our clinic is an all-inclusive service before Lu-177 treatment. That involves Ga68-PSMA PET carried out before the therapy in the same building and simultaneously accessed by our doctors.
International referring center
A vast majority of our Lutetium cases are carried out for international patients. We are a famous referring center for patients from the USA, UK, and Canada.

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Location

Schwanebecker Ch, 50, 13125 Berlin Germany

FAQ

What is needed to decide if the therapy is suitable for you?

A detailed anamnesis of the previous course of the disease is required to decide whether this therapy is suitable. In addition, the doctor typically requests the last scan (ideally, a PET CT or PSMA PET CT scan should be provided).

Who is an ideal candidate?

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate and progressed after other therapies (including hormonal therapies (ADT) and at least one chemotherapy), you may be eligible. The indications can vary from country to country. Check if you are the right candidate by contacting us.

When the treatment can't be performed?

The therapy can not be offered or should be delayed in the following cases: severe renal insufficiency, urinary retention, urinary incontinence, bone marrow depression, serious changes in the blood count, recent radiation treatment, insufficient PSMA accumulation, etc.

What is the treatment regimen, is it a single course?

Lutetium 177 is performed in several cycles at intervals of eight weeks. The number of sessions depends on the individual situation and can be advised after the initial examination and results of the 1st cycle.

What is the cost?

The total price for Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer + Ga-68 PSMA PET scan | 1 cycle - standard package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany is €18,915. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

What is the rating of the offer?

Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer + Ga-68 PSMA PET scan | 1 cycle - standard package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany is rated as 9.90 by AiroMedical.

Who is offering a deal?

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer + Ga-68 PSMA PET scan | 1 cycle - standard package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany requires a mixed stay. Therefore, some parts of the offer are carried out on an outpatient basis. At the same time, some parts might require hospitalization.

What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible only for adults.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

Does the offer include extra services?

Individual cost estimate. Non-binding 100% free assessment.

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€18,726

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