Pluvicto

CCO IS NOW A CERTIFIED PLUVICTO TREATMENT CENTER

A revolutionary treatment in the fight against advanced prostate cancer is now available at Contra Contra Oncology.
CCO is the first and only site in Contra Costa County to offer PLUVICTO. This targeted therapy delivers radiation treatment directly to PSMA+ cells. You can find out if your prostate cancer is PSMA+ by having a PSMA PET scan.

PLUVICTO (lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan) is a new option for someone with prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. PLUVICTO isn’t a cure for cancer. However, it can help some men live longer and slow the growth of their tumors. It is the first and only FDA-approved PSMA-targeted radioligand therapy that significantly extends survival in patients with this specific advanced prostate cancer. 

Who does it work for and how?:
  • This novel targeted molecular therapy delivers radiation treatment directly to prostate-specific membrane antigen­–­positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (PSMA-positive mCRPC).
  • Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is a type of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of your body and is no longer responding to hormone treatment that lowers testosterone.
  • PSMA is a biomarker that is found in >80% of men with prostate cancer. It sits on the outside of prostate cancer cells. PLUVICTO can target PSMA+ cells wherever they are in the body.
  • When administered, PLUVICTO attaches to the PSMA+ cancer cell and is absorbed by the cell. 
  • Once PLUVICTO is absorbed by the cell, it releases radiation, damaging and removing PSMA+ and other nearby cells but sparing the healthy tissue around it.
Results:
  • 46% of men treated with PLUVICTO + Best Support Of Care (BSOC) had their PSA level drop by at least half, compared to 7% of those treated with BSOC alone
  • Almost 30% of men treated with PLUVICTO + Best Support Of Care had their tumors shrink or disappear compared with 2% of those who received BSOC alone.
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