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Radio-theranostics: How Tiny Radioactive Molecules are Personalising Cancer Care

The term 'theranostics' is an integration of the words 'therapeutics' and 'diagnostics'. Theranostic agents are paired agents, one an imaging agent that 'sees' the lesion and the other, a companion therapeutic agent that 'treats' the same lesions. While the concept of theranostics is widely used in various molecular probes in oncology, the most relevant application of theranostics is in nuclear medicine where it is called Radio-theranostics.

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