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The necessity of nuclear reactors for targeted radionuclide therapies

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Title
The necessity of nuclear reactors for targeted radionuclide therapies
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Trends in Biotechnology, June 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.tibtech.2013.04.007
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Gerard C. Krijger, Bernard Ponsard, Mark Harfensteller, Hubert T. Wolterbeek, Johannes W.F. Nijsen

Abstract

Nuclear medicine has been contributing towards personalized therapies. Nuclear reactors are required for the working horses of both diagnosis and treatment, i.e., Tc-99m and I-131. In fact, reactors will remain necessary to fulfill the demand for a variety of radionuclides and are essential in the expanding field of targeted radionuclide therapies for cancer. However, the main reactors involved in the global supply are ageing and expected to shut down before 2025. Therefore, the fields of (nuclear) medicine, nuclear industry and politics share a global responsibility, faced with the task to secure future access to suitable nuclear reactors. At the same time, alternative production routes should be industrialized. For this, a coordinating entity should be put into place.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 18%
Researcher 4 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 9%
Other 5 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 27%
Physics and Astronomy 5 23%
Unspecified 3 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 14%
Engineering 2 9%
Other 3 14%

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#3,074,832
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