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18 January 2023

Lutetium-177 (Lu-177) is a medical isotope used in targeted radionuclide therapy for treating neuroendocrine tumours and prostate cancer. It is produced in NRG’s nuclear facility and it is currently the most commonly used isotope for targeted radionuclide therapy.

13 April 2022

An medical isotope is a variation of a certain element. Isotopes of the same element share the same number of protons and the same arrangement of electrons, but the number of neutrons differs. Due to this difference the physical properties of isotopes vary. For example, some isotopes are unstable, and others are not.

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