Alpha emitter radium-223 and survival in metastatic prostate cancer

C Parker, S Nilsson, D Heinrich, S I Helle, J M O'Sullivan, S D Fosså, A Chodacki, P Wiechno, J Logue, M Seke, A Widmark, D C Johannessen, P Hoskin, D Bottomley, N D James, A Solberg, I Syndikus, J Kliment, S Wedel, S BoehmerM Dall'Oglio, L Franzén, R Coleman, N J Vogelzang, C G O'Bryan-Tear, K Staudacher, J Garcia-Vargas, M Shan, Ø S Bruland, O Sartor, ALSYMPCA Investigators

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Radium-223 dichloride (radium-223), an alpha emitter, selectively targets bone metastases with alpha particles. We assessed the efficacy and safety of radium-223 as compared with placebo, in addition to the best standard of care, in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-23
Number of pages11
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2013


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bone Neoplasms
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Isotopes
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Radium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Parker, C., Nilsson, S., Heinrich, D., Helle, S. I., O'Sullivan, J. M., Fosså, S. D., Chodacki, A., Wiechno, P., Logue, J., Seke, M., Widmark, A., Johannessen, D. C., Hoskin, P., Bottomley, D., James, N. D., Solberg, A., Syndikus, I., Kliment, J., Wedel, S., ... ALSYMPCA Investigators (2013). Alpha emitter radium-223 and survival in metastatic prostate cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 369(3), 213-23.