PRRT Treatment in Israel – Targeted Therapy for NETs
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) is an innovative therapy to treat gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, also termed NETs. PRRT aims to relieve the patient’s symptoms, slow or stop tumor progression, and improve overall survival. It is a part of the cutting-edge field of theranostics, which employs a highly personalized approach to medicine. Top specialists at The Institute of Endocrinology at Sheba Medical Center in Israel administer PRRT to patients who qualify.
How does PRRT work?
PRRT is performed by injecting customized radiopeptides into the patient’s vein, which bind to somatostatin receptors on the cells of the neuroendocrine tumor. The radioactive compounds of these radiopeptides are then absorbed into the tumor, administering a high dose directly into the cancer cells. Radiation exposure to healthy body tissues is thereby limited. The delivery of PRRT and other necessary medications, such as amino acids to protect the kidneys, takes about 4-5 hours in total.
Why Choose Sheba for PRRT?
the doctors at Sheba’s Institute of Endocrinology have trained at world-renowned medical facilities
we are experienced and dedicated to personalized medicine
top value for a lower cost than other leading international hospitals; all treatments are included in the total cost, with no hidden fees
every patient is assigned a personal coordinator from our Global patient services to help throughout their entire therapy program
full accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for safety in healthcare
if all the relevant scans and blood tests are ready, we can coordinate and deliver PRRT on the same day of arrival at Sheba
Meet the Director
The team at The Institute of Endocrinology at Sheba comprises experienced, compassionate specialists who offer tailored treatment programs that are at the forefront of medicine.
Dr. Amit Tirosh
Head of Neuroendocrine Tumors Service at The Institute of Endocrinology
Dr. Tirosh specializes in inherited syndromes related to the development of neuroendocrine tumors. He is actively researching the bioinformatics of endocrine cancer, particularly neuroendocrine tumors, and he collaborates with research groups around the globe.Read More
Holistic Healthcare at Sheba
At Sheba, we treat the whole patient and not just the disease. Our physicians design individualized treatments that consider your overall health, including the physical and emotional aspects of your well-being. In tandem with our therapies, which are based on the latest Western medicine and science, we strive to support your unique needs 24/7 – with complementary treatments that include psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists, and nutritionists.
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