For the past few months, pharmacist Jeske Hendriksen has been working as a PhD student in the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital, where she is conducting research into radioactive cisplatin in the CISSPECT project. In this project, she is working alongside technical physician Else Aalbersberg, who has been at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek for 8 years and involved in the CISSPECT project since the start.
Thanks to intensive collaboration between Curium and NRG, a complex project has been brought to a successful conclusion: the development and installation of a production process for the medical isotope Xenon-133.
Two world leading research reactors join forces to create dual supply of medical isotope iodine-125
FIELD-LAB is the incubator for new nuclear medicines. Together with partners Field-LAB Developt new nuclear medicines for personalised treatment of cancer patients.
Despite many innovative developments in nuclear medicine, bringing the nuclear end product to the physician and thus the patient, remains a long-term and (therefore) often frustrating mission. Hopefully, this will not be the case any longer, according to physicist dr. Mark Konijnenberg of the department Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.
Every day, 30.000 patients benefit from medical isotopes from Petten. The NRG reactor, where the medical isotopes are irradiated, changed its fuel to low-enriched uranium in 2006.
As Prof. Dr. James Nagarajah, assistant professor Nuclear Medicine at Radboud University in Nijmegen addressed during his talk PSMA Guided Theranostics in Prostate Cancer at NRG at February 1, 2019, the future of prostate cancer (PCa) may be rather exciting.
The plans for FIELD-LAB in Petten are really starting to take shape and there are lots of people who can't wait to contribute to this special initiative.
The official launch of FIELD-LAB took place on February 6, 2019 in Petten. A unique collaboration to benefit a wide range of patients.
On the 3rd of February more than 2,6 million people in the Netherlands watch the NOS news at 8 p.m., which features an item on the growing number of cancer patients in the Netherlands.