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Astatine. A radioactive halogen with the atomic symbol At, and atomic number 85. Its isotopes range in mass number from 200 to 219 and all have an extremely short half-life. Astatine may be of use in the treatment of hyperthyroidism because it emits ALPHA PARTICLES.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Astatine" by people in Profiles.
a-particle therapy for synovial sarcoma in the mouse using an astatine-211-labeled antibody against frizzled homolog 10. Cancer Sci. 2018 Jul; 109(7):2302-2309.
Comparison of the therapeutic efficacy of 211At- and 131I-labelled monoclonal antibody MOv18 in nude mice with intraperitoneal growth of human ovarian cancer. Anticancer Res. 2001 Jan-Feb; 21(1A):409-12.
The curative and palliative potential of the monoclonal antibody MOv18 labelled with 211At in nude mice with intraperitoneally growing ovarian cancer xenografts--a long-term study. Acta Oncol. 2000; 39(6):741-5.
Radioimmunotherapy of nude mice with intraperitoneally growing ovarian cancer xenograft utilizing 211At-labelled monoclonal antibody MOv18. Anticancer Res. 2000 Jan-Feb; 20(1A):459-62.
Modeling of dose to tumor and normal tissue from intraperitoneal radioimmunotherapy with alpha and beta emitters. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1990 Dec; 19(6):1539-48.
Preparation of a biologically stable and immunogenically competent astatinated protein. Int J Nucl Med Biol. 1977 Dec; 4(3-4):219-24.