Column 16. What Is the Actual Status of Radiotherapy (External Beam Radiotherapy and 131I MIBG Therapy)?

  • Seigo Kinuya
  • Naoyuki Shigematsu
  • Yasushi Noguchi
  • Tatsuya Higashi


Evidence is lacking for external beam radiotherapy for medullary carcinoma, and its significance remains unknown. A therapy using 131I MIGB, which is a norepinephrine analogue, can be performed domestically when an individual patient imports 131I MIGB for his/her own use. It is impossible to perform radioimmunotherapy using Y-90-DOTATOC, a somatostatin analogue, and an anti-CEA antibody in Japan, although some reports have been published in Western countries.


Neuroendocrine Tumor External Beam Radiotherapy Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Medullary Carcinoma Uptake MIBG 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seigo Kinuya
    • 1
  • Naoyuki Shigematsu
    • 2
  • Yasushi Noguchi
    • 3
  • Tatsuya Higashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health ScienceKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyNoguchi Thyroid Clinic and Hospital FoundationBeppuJapan
  4. 4.Shiga Medical Center Research InstituteOtsu-shiJapan

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