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Poster Display session 3

5529 - Safety and efficacy of Ac-225-PSMA-617 in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) after failure of Lu-177-PSMA


30 Sep 2019


Poster Display session 3


Tumour Site

Prostate Cancer


Robert Tauber


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v325-v355. 10.1093/annonc/mdz248


R.L. Tauber1, B. Feuerecker2, K. Knorr2, A. Beheshti2, C. Seidl2, C. D'Alessandria2, F. Bruchertseifer3, M. Retz1, J.E. Gschwend1, W. Weber2, A. Morgenstern3, M. Eiber2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Urology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical Universitiy Munich, 81675 - Muenchen/DE
  • 2 Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical Universitiy Munich, 81675 - Munich/DE
  • 3 Directorate For Nuclear Safety And Security, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Karlsruhe, 76344 - Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen/DE


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Abstract 5529


The treatment of mCRPC is a major medical challenge. The beta-emitting Lu-177-PSMA radioligand therapy (RLT) is a new option but its antitumor effect can decrease over time. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to investigate safety and efficacy of the alpha emitting Ac-225-PSMA-617 RLT in mCRPC after Lu-177-PSMA failure.


At data analysis 03/19 18 patients (pts) underwent Ac-225-PSMA-617 RLT between 10/17 and 12/18. All pts had previously received second line antihormonal treatment and 17/18 pts taxane based chemotherapy. All pts had shown progression after Lu-177-PSMA therapy (median 2 cycles). High PSMA-expression of the tumor lesions in PSMA-PET/CT before Ac-225-PSMA-617 was mandatory. Pts were treated at 8 weekly intervals until progression or intolerable side effects. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and blood cell count were measured every 2-3 weeks. We report updated data of hematological and non-hematological side effects, biochemical response and a subgroupanalysis.


A total of 36 cycles of Ac-225-PSMA-617 (median dose 8 MBq, range 4,4–12.8) were applied. 7 pts received only 1 cycle, 5 pts 2 cycles, 5 pts 3 cycles and 1 patient 4 cycles. Baseline PSA was 822 ng/ml (range 49–4073). ECOG score was grade 0, 1 and 2 in 3, 13 and 2 pts. 15/18 pts showed any PSA-decline, 5/18 a PSA-decline of more than 50% and 3 pts no PSA-decline at any time. 6 weeks after treatment 12/18 showed any PSA decline and 4/18 a PSA-decline of > 50%. Grade 1 xerostomia occurred in 17 and grade 2 in 1 patient. 6/18 pts (33%) requested to stop treatment due to xerostomia. 2 pts developed grade 2 renal insufficiency, 5 pts grade 3-4 anemia, 2 pts grade 3-4 thrombocytopenia and 2 pts 3-4 leucopenia. 7/18 pts died during the observation period (median overall survival 9,6 months). The PSA-progression free survival was 1,3 months. In a subgroupanalysis of 9 pts with a rapid progression under a previous Lu-177-PSMA treatment 7 pts achieved any PSA-decline and 4 pts a decline of more than 50%.


In this small cohort Ac-225-PSMA-617 RLT showed antitumor effect in mCRPC after Lu-177-PSMA failure even after rapid tumour progression. However, treatment had to be stopped in one third of the pts due to xerostomia.

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All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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