The History of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen as a Theranostic Target in Prostate Cancer: The Cornerstone Role of the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a credentialed imaging and therapy (theranostic) target for the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. PSMA-targeted PET imaging and molecular radiotherapy are promising evolving technologies that will improve the outcomes of prostate cancer patients. In anticipation of this new era in prostate cancer theranostics, this article will review the history of PSMA from discovery through early- and late-stage clinical trials. Since 1993, the Prostate Cancer Foundation has funded critical and foundational PSMA research that established this theranostic revolution. The history and role of Prostate Cancer Foundation funding in this field will be discussed.

Andrea K. Miyahira and Howard R. Soule, Science Department, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Santa Monica, California

Source: Miyahira A. and Soule H. "The History of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen as a Theranostic Target in Prostate Cancer: The Cornerstone Role of the Prostate Cancer Foundation." Journal of Nuclear Medicine. March 2022. 63 (3) 331-338; DOI: https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.121.262997
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