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Rev Urol. 2004;6 Suppl 10:S13-8.

Overview of prostate-specific membrane antigen.

Abstract

Efforts to evaluate and discover diagnostic and therapeutic markers for prostate cancer continue. One of these, prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a transmembrane protein expressed in all types of prostatic tissue, remains a useful diagnostic and possibly therapeutic target. The radio-immunoconjugate form of the anti-PSMA monoclonal antibody 7E11 is used in the commercially available and US Food and Drug Administration-approved diagnostic tool, the ProstaScint(R) (Cytogen Corporation, Princeton, NJ) scan. Recent studies have demonstrated other possible useful roles for PSMA as a target, not only in prostate cancer, but in other malignancies.

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