Is there a future role of combined external radiotherapy and internal targeted radiotherapy for selected indications?

“Absolutely! This is something that we perform on a regular basis. A perfect scenario is for instance a mCRPC patient with severe pain in single regions (e.g. pelvic bone) and still high tumor load in other regions. In this scenario RLT combined with external beam radiation is absolutely reasonable with relatively low toxicity and side effects. Other combinations could include patients with good response in most regions and progressive disease in single areas. These areas could be treated with local external beam radiation.”

Dr. Harun Ilhan
Munich, Germany



Question submitted during the the Conference on Hybrid Imaging Live 2019 regarding Dr. Ilhan’s lecture on “Evidence of theranostics in neuroendocrine tumours and prostate cancer”