Phosphorus32

Aziz H, Choi, K, Sohn C, et al. Comparison of 32P therapy and sequential hemi-body irradiation (HBI) for bony metastases as methods of whole body irradiation. Am J Clin Oncol 1986; 9:264-268. Pain palliation with P-32 in 80% with response within a week. Hemibody radiation provided similar but faster responses and more toxicity.

Friedell HL, Storaasli JP. The use of radioactive phosphorus in the treatment of carcinoma of the breast with widespread metastases to bone. Am J Roentgenol 1950; 64:559-575. The first study of P-32 efficacy, with biodistribution and toxicity data well displayed. Ten of 12 responded.

Silberstein EB. The treatment of painful osseous metastases with phosphorus-32-labeled phosphates. Sem Oncol 1993; 20(suppl 2):10-21. Comprehensive review of thirty studies of P-32 therapy.

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