Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 187-190 October-December 200

 

RADIATION HAZARDS AND BIOHAZARDS IN RADIOBIOCONJUGATE THERAPY

 

Shyam Gupta*1, D. K. Hazra and M. Gupta2

1. Department of Zoology, R. B. S. College, Agra (INDIA) 2. Nuclear Medicine and RIA Unit, S. N. Medical College, Agra (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 14, 2006

 

ABSTRACT

 

Currently there are three principal methods of treating cancer viz. Surgery, chemotherapy and external radiation therapy. Each of these has its limitations. There is much interest today in the development of a new mode of therapy viz. the administration of radio labelled bioconjugates in nuclear medicine for the selective delivery of radiation to the cancer cells while sparing the normal cells. Safety issues in radiobioconjuate therapy involve consideration of both radiation hazards as well as biohazards. Radiation hazards are relevant for the administration team but not for the patient who is benefiting from the therapy on the other hand Biohazards are important specially for the patient. Our center at Agra is the pioneer center for radiobioconjugate therapy in the country.

 

Keywords : Radiobioconjugate Therapy, Radiation hazards, Biohazards.

 

 

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