Indexed on: 10 Nov '11Published on: 10 Nov '11Published in: Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
The primary aim of this analysis was to examine the quantitative features of antibody-antigen interactions in tumors and normal tissue after parenteral administration of antitumor antibodies to human patients.Humanized anti-A33 antibody (10 mg) labeled with the positron-emitting radionuclide (124)I ((124)I-huA33) was injected intravenously in 15 patients with colorectal cancer. Clinical PET/CT was performed approximately 1 wk later, followed by a detailed assay of surgically removed tissue specimens including radioactivity counting, autoradiography, immunohistochemistry, and antigen density determination.PET/CT showed high levels of antibody targeting in tumors and normal bowel. In tissue specimens, the spatial distribution of (124)I-huA33 conformed to that of A33 antigen, and there was a linear relationship between the amount of bound antibody and antigen concentration. Antibody uptake was high in 1- to 2-mm regions of antigen-positive tumor cells (mean, ~0.05 percentage injected dose per gram) and in antigen-positive normal colonic mucosa (mean, ~0.03 percentage injected dose per gram). The estimated binding site occupancy for tumor and normal colon was 20%-50%.The in vivo biodistribution of (124)I-huA33 in human patients 1 wk after antibody administration was determined by A33 antigen expression. Our data imply that the optimal strategy for A33-based radioimmunotherapy of colon cancer will consist of a multistep treatment using a radionuclide with short-range (α- or β-particle) emissions.
Indexed on: 08 Jul '05
Published on: 08 Jul '05 in Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research