Somatostatin Receptor–Targeted Radiopeptide Therapy with 90Y-DOTATOC and 177Lu-DOTATOC in Progressive Meningioma: Long-Term Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial Journal Articles uri icon

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  • UNLABELLED: Meningiomas express members of the somatostatin receptor family. The present study assessed the long-term benefits and harm of somatostatin-based radiopeptide therapy in meningioma patients. METHODS: Patients with progressive unresectable meningioma were treated with (90)Y-DOTATOC and (177)Lu-DOTATOC until tumor progression or permanent toxicity occurred. Multivariable Cox regression analyses were used to study predictors of survival. RESULTS: Overall, 74 treatment cycles were performed on 34 patients. Stable disease was achieved in 23 patients. Severe hematotoxicity occurred in 3 patients, and severe renal toxicity in 1 patient. Mean survival was 8.6 y from the time of recruitment. Stable disease after treatment (hazard ratio, 0.017 vs. progressive disease; 95% confidence interval, 0.001-0.35; n = 34; P = 0.01) and high tumor uptake (hazard ratio, 0.046 vs. intermediate or low tumor uptake; 95% confidence interval, 0.004-0.63; n = 34; P = 0.019) were associated with longer survival. CONCLUSION: (90)Y-DOTATOC and (177)Lu-DOTATOC are promising tools for treating progressive unresectable meningioma, especially in cases of high tracer uptake in the tumor.


  • Marincek, Nicolas
  • Radojewski, Piotr
  • Dumont, Rebecca A
  • Brunner, Philippe
  • Müller-Brand, Jan
  • Maecke, Helmut R
  • Briel, Matthias
  • Walter, Martin A

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  • February 2015