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Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer | 1 cycle - basic package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany

Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer | 1 cycle - basic package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany

Berlin, Germany

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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 fresh Ga68-PSMA PET scan should be provided to detect all metastases and determine how well the particular malignant cells accumulate the PSMA drug. A PET scan is essential to successful treatment planning and further results tracking. Note that the package does not include a Ga68-PSMA PET scan, and the patient should send the scan before the package planning. All required standard pre-procedure diagnostics are included in the offer. 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 treatment 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

  • 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
  • renal scintigraphy with 99mTc-MAG3
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • Lutetium-177 PSMA-DKFZ 617 radioligand therapy
  • post-procedure care
  • control examinations
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of radiopharmaceuticals
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • hospitalization in a standard room 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

Airport transfer
Shared room
Hospital meals
Personal coordinator
HealthDocs translate


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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.
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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Schwanebecker Ch, 50, 13125 Berlin Germany


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). Please note that the scan is not included in this offer and should be provided before the package planning.

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 | 1 cycle - basic package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany is €18,540. 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 | 1 cycle - basic package | Helios Clinic Berlin-Buch, Germany is rated as 9.90 by AiroMedical.

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How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 3 days.

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

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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