Theranostics

Every day we challenge ourselves to push the boundaries of better care. Theranostics is an exciting approach to treatment.

 

What is Theranostics?

Theranostics is a revolutionary, personalised approach to cancer medicine that brings together therapy and diagnostics. It enables us to combine a fast and accurate cancer diagnosis with precisely targeted therapy. It’s particularly effective for cancers that are difficult to treat or aren’t responding to conventional therapies.

Theranostics has a high level of success for some patients but, like other cancer treatments, it’s not right for everyone and it can’t be used to treat all types of cancer.

How it works

Theranostics uses the latest technology to combine diagnostics with therapy and is a personalised way of treating cancer. It’s all about improving your care by diagnosing and treating your cancer earlier, while reducing some of the unpleasant side-effects.

Theranostics uses one type of radioactive isotope to identify, or diagnose, cancerous targets known as tumour receptors. It then uses a second type of radioactive isotope to treat them. If the tumour receptors are visible on a scan, the isotope can travel directly to the main tumour and any secondary ones (metastatic tumours), avoiding healthy areas. The therapy is given directly into a vein in our arm (intravenously). Anything that doesn’t reach the tumour receptors target is quickly passed out of the body in the urine.

What types of cancer can it treat?

Theranostics can be used to treat areas where cancer has spread. Or if cancer is advanced or hasn’t responded to other treatments. It can be used for many types of cancer, including metastatic prostate cancer and neuroendocrine cancers (which can affect several organs).

We currently offer Theranostic treatments at our Windsor centre for:

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Maidstone

17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UA

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Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3BF

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The Park Centre for oncology, Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Nottingham, NG5 8RX

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Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NA

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Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

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Springfield Cancer Centre, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7GU

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69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

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