First-in-Human Experience With 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 Therapy in an Uncommon Case of Aggressive Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Clinically Mimicking as Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.

Journal: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Treatment Used: 68Ga-DOTA.SA.FAPi-guided 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 Radionuclide Therapy
Number of Patients: 1
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Overview: The study researched the effects of 68Ga-DOTA.SA.FAPi-guided 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 radionuclide therapy for a patient with medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Conclusion: 68Ga-DOTA.SA.FAPi-guided 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 radionuclide therapy can be safe and effective for medullary thyroid carcinoma.


A 56-year-old man was diagnosed with calcitonin negative, plasma chromogranin A-positive, immunohistochemistry-negative, high-grade MTC (medullary thyroid cancer) behaving clinically like anaplastic thyroid cancer and presented with progressive disease after conventional therapies. A theranostic approach of 68Ga-DOTA.SA.FAPi-guided 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 radionuclide therapy was administered on compassionate grounds as per the Declaration of Helsinki because known standard lines of treatment were ineffective. Treatment with a single cycle of 1.65 GBq 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 demonstrated a sustainable reduction in the neck mass with significant improvement in the quality of life of the patient. 177Lu-DOTAGA.(SA.FAPi)2 is a potential theranostic option for high-grade MTC refractory to standard therapeutic options.

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