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Radium Summary

Description: Radium. A radioactive element of the alkaline earth series of metals. It has the atomic symbol Ra, atomic number 88, and atomic weight 226. Radium is the product of the disintegration of uranium and is present in pitchblende and all ores containing uranium. It is used clinically as a source of beta and gamma-rays in radiotherapy, particularly BRACHYTHERAPY.

Key Diseases for which Radium is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 8 outcomes 21 studies in 395 results
  2. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis) : 7 outcomes 10 studies in 442 results
  3. Prostatic Neoplasms (Prostate Cancer) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 38 results
  4. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 31 results
  5. Osteosarcoma (Osteogenic Sarcoma) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 21 results
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Drugs Related to Radium

  1. sipuleucel-T (APC8015)
  2. 4- acetoxy- 13- ((3- ((tert- butoxycarbonyl)amino)- 2- hydroxy- 3- phenylpropanoyl)oxy)- 1- hydroxy- 7,10- dimethoxy- 9- oxo- 5,20- epoxytax- 11- en- 2- yl benzoate
  3. abiraterone
  4. Radon
  5. Iridium
  6. Uranium
  7. Cesium
  8. Halothane (Fluothane)
  9. Hormones
  10. Thorium
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Therapies Related to Radium

  1. Radiotherapy
  2. Castration
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Hysterectomy
  5. Brachytherapy
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